Pediatric pain management: Script for a videotape intervention
Marilou Shaughnessy, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, United States
Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology . Awarded
In this demonstration project, a script for a videotape on pain management skills for children ages 7–12 was written. Pediatric pain is often under-treated, and the script is intended to be the basis of a therapeutic and informative tool to help children learn ways in which they can cope with pain through the use of non-pharmacologic techniques. Similarly, such a tool can help caretakers become aware of effective pain management techniques.
In order to develop a script, literature on pediatric pain management and the use of video as a psychoeducational tool were reviewed. Content of the script was informed by pain management techniques and developmental issues discussed in the literature. Based on Bandura's theory of observational learning, children can learn by watching and imitating children on videotape manage their pain during stressful medical procedures.
The first draft of the script was reviewed by an expert in pediatric pain management, a video expert, and the committee for this project. Feedback from the reviewers was compiled and integrated into a final version of the script.
Shaughnessy, M. Pediatric pain management: Script for a videotape intervention. Ph.D. thesis, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.
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