Recent Submissions

  • Canadian Pain Society position statement on pain relief 

    JH, Watt-Watson, AJ Clark, GA Finley, and CPN Watson. 1999. "Canadian Pain Society position statement on pain relief." Pain Research & Management 4(2): 75-78.
    The present report outlines key requirements that are central to helping patients manage pain effectively. Although current standards are available as guides for practice, the prevalence of pain suggests that many health ...
  • Action Research: Developing a Pediatric Cancer Pain Program in Jordan 

    Finley, G. A., Paula Forgeron, and Maha Arnaout. 2008. "Action Research: Developing a Pediatric Cancer Pain Program in Jordan." Journal of pain and symptom management 35(4): 447-454.
    No abstract available.
  • Why children's pain matters 

    Finley, G. A., L. S. Franck, R. Grunau, and C. von Baeyer. 2005. "Why children's pain matters." Pain: Clinical Updates 13(4): 16.
    No abstract available.
  • Caregivers' beliefs regarding pain in children with cognitive impairment: relation between pain sensation and reaction increases with severity of impairment 

    Breau, L. M., J. MacLaren, P. J. McGrath, C. S. Camfield, et al. 2003. "Caregivers' beliefs regarding pain in children with cognitive impairment: relation between pain sensation and reaction increases with severity of impairment." The Clinical journal of pain 19(6): 335-344.
    OBJECTIVES: To determine whether caregivers of children with cognitive impairment (CI) have systematic beliefs regarding the pain of this special group of children and whether these beliefs are related to their general ...
  • Practices of anesthesiologists to alleviate anxiety in children and adolescents in Canada 

    Wright, K. D., G. A. Finley, D. J. Lee, M. Raazi, et al. 2013. "Practices of anesthesiologists to alleviate anxiety in children and adolescents in Canada." Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie 60(11): 1161-1162.
    No abstract available.
  • Phantom limb sensations and phantom limb pain in child and adolescent amputees 

    Wilkins, K. L., P. J. McGrath, G. A. Finley, and J. Katz. 1998. "Phantom limb sensations and phantom limb pain in child and adolescent amputees." Pain 78(1): 7-12.
    OBJECTIVE: To provide a better understanding of the prevalence, correlates and quality of phantom sensations and phantom pain in child and adolescent amputees. DESIGN: Retrospective survey study. SETTING: Recruitment through ...
  • Low-concentration morphine infusion does not compromise packed red blood cell transfusion 

    Wozniak, E., G. A. Finley, K. C. Dooley, and D. R. Barnard. 2001. "Low-concentration morphine infusion does not compromise packed red blood cell transfusion." Journal of pain and symptom management 22(2): 668-671.
    Regulations currently prohibit co-administration (through the same line) of red blood cell transfusions with continuous morphine infusions for pain management, resulting in additional intravenous access or interrupted ...
  • Children's and parents' perceptions of postoperative pain management: a mixed methods study 

    Twycross, A., and G. A. Finley. 2013. "Children's and parents' perceptions of postoperative pain management: a mixed methods study." Journal of clinical nursing 22(21-22): 3095-3108.
    AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To explore children's and parents' perceptions about the quality of postoperative pain management. BACKGROUND: Children continue to experience moderate to severe pain postoperatively. Unrelieved pain ...
  • Nurses' aims when managing pediatric postoperative pain: Is what they say the same as what they do? 

    Twycross, A., and G. A. Finley. 2014. "Nurses' aims when managing pediatric postoperative pain: Is what they say the same as what they do?." Journal for specialists in pediatric nursing : JSPN 19(1): 17-27.
    PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to explore nurses' aims when managing postoperative pain and whether reported aims reflect actual practices. DESIGN AND METHODS: Participant observation was used to collect data ...
  • When are parents helpful? A randomized clinical trial of the efficacy of parental presence for pediatric anesthesia 

    Wright, K. D., S. H. Stewart, and G. A. Finley. 2010. "When are parents helpful? A randomized clinical trial of the efficacy of parental presence for pediatric anesthesia." Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie 57(8): 751-758.
    PURPOSE: To examine the utility of parental presence to alleviate anxiety in a narrow age range of children undergoing outpatient surgery. We hypothesized that parental presence would lower anxiety scores as measured by ...
  • Preliminary validation of an observational pain checklist for persons with cognitive impairments and inability to communicate verbally 

    Breau, L. M., P. J. McGrath, C. Camfield, C. Rosmus, et al. 2000. "Preliminary validation of an observational pain checklist for persons with cognitive impairments and inability to communicate verbally." Developmental medicine and child neurology 42(9): 609-616.
    To obtain a preliminary validation of the Non-Communicating Children's Pain Checklist for individuals with an inability to communicate verbally, 32 caregivers of individuals with cognitive impairments aged 3 to 44 years ...
  • Prevention and intervention strategies to alleviate preoperative anxiety in children: a critical review 

    Wright, K. D., S. H. Stewart, G. A. Finley, and S. E. Buffett-Jerrott. 2007. "Prevention and intervention strategies to alleviate preoperative anxiety in children: a critical review." Behavior modification 31(1): 52-79.
    Preoperative anxiety (anxiety regarding impending surgical experience) in children is a common phenomenon that has been associated with a number of negative behaviors during the surgery experience (e.g., agitation, crying, ...
  • Pediatric nurses' postoperative pain management practices: an observational study 

    Twycross, A., G. A. Finley, and M. Latimer. 2013. "Pediatric nurses' postoperative pain management practices: an observational study." Journal for specialists in pediatric nursing : JSPN 18(3): 189-201.
    PURPOSE: This study was an in-depth examination of pediatric postoperative pain care. DESIGN AND METHODS: Participant observational data were collected on the care of 10 children. Particular attention was paid to actions ...
  • Prospective diary study of nonpainful and painful phantom sensations in a preselected sample of child and adolescent amputees reporting phantom limbs 

    Wilkins, K. L., P. J. McGrath, G. A. Finley, and J. Katz. 2004. "Prospective diary study of nonpainful and painful phantom sensations in a preselected sample of child and adolescent amputees reporting phantom limbs." The Clinical journal of pain 20(5): 293-301.
    OBJECTIVE: To prospectively study factors associated with the occurrence of phantom sensations and pains in a pre-selected sample of child and adolescent amputees reporting phantom limbs. DESIGN: Prospective diary study ...
  • A Delphi study to identify indicators of poorly managed pain for pediatric postoperative and procedural pain 

    Twycross, A. M., J. Maclaren Chorney, P. J. McGrath, G. A. Finley, et al. 2013. "A Delphi study to identify indicators of poorly managed pain for pediatric postoperative and procedural pain." Pain research & management : the journal of the Canadian Pain Society = journal de la societe canadienne pour le traitement de la douleur 18(5): 68-74.
    BACKGROUND: Adverse health care events are injuries occurring as a result of patient care. Significant acute pain is often caused by medical and surgical procedures in children, and it has been argued that undermanaged ...
  • Epidemiology and management of painful procedures in children in Canadian hospitals 

    Stevens, B. J., L. K. Abbott, J. Yamada, D. Harrison, et al. 2011. "Epidemiology and management of painful procedures in children in Canadian hospitals." CMAJ : Canadian Medical Association journal = journal de l'Association medicale canadienne 183(7): 403-10.
    BACKGROUND: Children being cared for in hospital undergo multiple painful procedures daily. However, little is known about the frequency of these procedures and associated interventions to manage the pain. We undertook ...
  • Effects of midazolam on explicit vs implicit memory in a pediatric surgery setting 

    Stewart, S. H., S. E. Buffett-Jerrott, G. A. Finley, K. D. Wright, et al. 2006. "Effects of midazolam on explicit vs implicit memory in a pediatric surgery setting." Psychopharmacology 188(4): 489-497.
    RATIONALE: Placebo-controlled studies show that midazolam impairs explicit memory in children undergoing surgery (Buffett-Jerrott et al., Psychopharmacology 168:377-386, 2003; Kain et al., Anesthesiology 93:676-684, 2000). ...
  • Determining the structure of acute pain responses in vulnerable neonates 

    Stevens, B., L. Franck, S. Gibbins, P. J. McGrath, et al. 2007. "Determining the structure of acute pain responses in vulnerable neonates." The Canadian journal of nursing research = Revue canadienne de recherche en sciences infirmieres 39(2): 32-47.
    The primary purpose was to determine the underlying structure of the vulnerable infant's response to an acute painful procedure. The secondary purpose was to explore the influence of context (e.g., risk for neurological ...
  • Cues parents use to assess postoperative pain in their children 

    Reid, G. J., J. P. Hebb, P. J. McGrath, G. A. Finley, et al. 1995. "Cues parents use to assess postoperative pain in their children." The Clinical journal of pain 11(3): 229-235.
    OBJECTIVE: Very little is known about the cues parents use to assess pain in their children. This study has described the cues (verbal and nonverbal) parents reported using to determine how their children felt following ...

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