Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Research in the area of Prolonged or Chronic Pain in the Newborn

(Sending "thanks" out to Sheila for posting this information)


Dear parents,


I would like to invite you to take part in research concerning prolonged or chronic pain in the newborn. In the last decades much work has been done regarding acute and procedural pain. Prolonged or chronic pain still needs exploration. With the aid of your opinion and the Delphi method we aim at describing the concept of chronic pain in the newborn, including a definition and description of etiologic and diagnostic determinants.

You can find detailed information about the background and methodology on www.ceepain.org

. Furthermore, on www.ceepain.org
you can participate in the first of our three-round Delphi survey. In this first round you will be asked to answer three short, open-ended questions.


With kind regards,

Christ-jan van Ganzewinkel

Neonatal Nurse Practitioner

Department of Neonatology

M√°xima Medical Centre

Veldhoven, The Netherlands