Written specifically for nurses, this clinical handbook provides unmatched comprehensive information on pain management for the vulnerable neonatal population. Given the possibility of significant short- and long-term consequences of neonatal pain if left unmanaged, all nurses in neonatal settings should be familiar with the origins of neonatal pain, pain assessment, and the pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic pain management techniques outlined and explained in this clinical guide.
Includes clinical examples from an infant psychiatry service in Switzerland, from a psychologist in Africa and from the roughest sections of Newark. Also included are a clinician with infants and parents in an affluent suburb of Chicago and in rural Maine
Contents: pt. 1. Opportunities for intervention -- pt. 2. Principles of intervention -- pt. 3. Issues in clinical infant mental health