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Parental advocacy for pain managementPParental advocacy for pain managementParental advocacy for pain managementEnglishNeonatology;Pain/AnaesthesiaPremature;Newborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NANANAPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-10-31T04:00:00ZSharyn Gibbins, NNP, PhD11.000000000000045.0000000000000360.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Read about the role that parents can play in easing their baby's pain. Parents should always ask how they can help relieve their baby's pain.</p><p>Parents are in an ideal position to act as advocates for their premature baby’s pain relief. In most cases, parental advocacy means being aware of the infant’s condition and communicating that information to health care professionals in a timely manner. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>It is important for parents to not only provide physical comfort for their baby, but to communicate with their health-care providers and advocate for their baby.</li> <li>Parents should be aware of the challenges of pain management and try to have realistic expectations about pain relief.</li></ul>
Revendication parentale pour la gestion de la douleurRRevendication parentale pour la gestion de la douleurParental advocacy for pain managementFrenchNeonatology;Pain/AnaesthesiaPremature;Newborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NANANAPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-10-31T04:00:00ZSharyn Gibbins, NNP, PhD11.000000000000045.0000000000000360.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Lisez au sujet du rôle que les parents peuvent jouer dans l’allégement de la douleur de leur bébé. Les parents devraient toujours demander comment ils peuvent aider à soulager la souffrance de leur bébé.</p><p>Les parents occupent une position de choix pour revendiquer la gestion de la douleur pour leur bébé. Dans la majorité des cas, la revendication parentale signifie qu’ils sont à l’affut de la condition de leur enfant et qu’ils communiquent cette information aux professionnels de la santé en temps utile.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>En plus d’assurer le plus de confort possible pour leur bébé prématuré, le rôle principal des parents est de communiquer avec les fournisseurs de soins de santé et de revendiquer les meilleurs soins pour leur bébé.</li> <li>Les parents devraient être au courant des défis de la gestion de la douleur et ils devraient essayer d’avoir des attentes réalistes en ce qui concerne la gestion de la douleur.</li></ul>

 

 

Parental advocacy for pain management1830.00000000000Parental advocacy for pain managementParental advocacy for pain managementPEnglishNeonatology;Pain/AnaesthesiaPremature;Newborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NANANAPrenatal Adult (19+)NA2009-10-31T04:00:00ZSharyn Gibbins, NNP, PhD11.000000000000045.0000000000000360.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Read about the role that parents can play in easing their baby's pain. Parents should always ask how they can help relieve their baby's pain.</p><p>Parents are in an ideal position to act as advocates for their premature baby’s pain relief. In most cases, parental advocacy means being aware of the infant’s condition and communicating that information to health care professionals in a timely manner. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>It is important for parents to not only provide physical comfort for their baby, but to communicate with their health-care providers and advocate for their baby.</li> <li>Parents should be aware of the challenges of pain management and try to have realistic expectations about pain relief.</li></ul><p>There is general agreement about the advantages of keeping parents informed and allowing for shared decision-making about treatment. However, in a busy NICU, it may be necessary for parents to ask questions to stay informed. Most hospitals and their staff encourage parent participation and will take steps to make this as easy as possible. </p> <p>Parents should have an understanding of the types of pain their premature baby might experience in the NICU and of the ways available to relieve the pain. This will help them to advocate effectively. Given this information, parents can concentrate on helping make sure that their baby gets what is needed in order to prevent or treat pain most effectively. </p> <h2>Role of parents in pain management</h2> <p>In addition to providing as much comfort as possible to their premature baby, the most important role for parents is to communicate with those involved in their treatment. It can be difficult to witness a child suffering in pain. But if parents can remain calm and learn specific strategies to help their baby, they can reduce their pain and thereby speed up the healing process. </p> <p>Parents should always ask how they can help relieve their baby’s pain, especially in advance of a painful event. For example, parents can ask for pain-relief medication for their premature baby prior to a procedure. </p> <h2>Being realistic about pain management</h2> <p>Parents should be aware of the challenges of pain management. In many cases, finding the right treatment may require trying out different strategies. Being aware of this should help you to cope with the frustrations that may be involved. It should also be understood that sometimes, a completely pain-free outcomemay not be possible. Some painful conditions can be very difficult to treat. Expectations about pain control should be realistic. In some cases, it is better that parents concentrate their hopes on a gradual improvement rather than focusing on complete pain relief. </p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/parental_advocacy_for_pain_management.jpgParental advocacy for pain management

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