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The University of Southampton
Psychology

Research project: PARAMOUNT

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End-of-Life pain management by carers and healthcare professionals in infants, children and young people in out of hospital settings.

Families play a vital role in providing effective pain relief for seriously ill children so they can be cared for, and sadly in some cases so they can die, in familiar surroundings away from a hospice or hospital.  This can put a huge strain on family carers, who often lack the specialist skills and confidence to balance the need for medication, with the side effects of the drugs. This study aims to change this.

Qualitative interviews with healthcare professionals, family carers, children and young people will be conducted to explore the challenges to at-home pain management. We will use the findings from these interviews, and from the literature, to develop an educational guide, designed to provide easily understood information about pain management to empower family carers and the healthcare professionals who support them to manage children's pain.

 

Related research groups

Centre for Clinical and Community Applications of Health Psychology (CCCAHP)

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