This paper was adapted from a presentation at the 11th Birth Conference, Baltimore, MD, October 7–8, 1995.
Pain Management in Newborns: How Far Have We Progressed in Research and Practice?
Article first published online: 2 APR 2007
Volume 23, Issue 4, pages 229–235, December 1996
How to Cite
Stevens, B. (1996), Pain Management in Newborns: How Far Have We Progressed in Research and Practice?. Birth, 23: 229–235. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-536X.1996.tb00500.x
- Issue published online: 2 APR 2007
- Article first published online: 2 APR 2007
ABSTRACT: Compelling research supports the newborn infant's capacity for pain. Yet, pain is frequently underestimated and undertreated. This is a result of limited understanding of pain pathway development, immediate and long-term consequences, measurement tools and approaches, and safety and efficacy of pain-relieving interventions, This paper reviews recent research in relation to management of pain in the newborn, and presents implications for practice and future research.