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Neonatal pain: knowledge, attitude and practice of the nursing team

Ana Paula Silva Campos About the author



Neonates have special peculiarities, and these should be much more widespread in the scientific environment, both for the knowledge of professionals and students, and for the mothers’ help. The objective of this study was to evaluate the knowledge, attitude and practice of the nursing team in management of neonatal pain.


This is a bibliographical research with a descriptive study conducted from 2013 to 2017, through a survey in the Medline (International Literature in Health Sciences), Scielo (Scientific Electronic Library Online) and LILACS (Latin American Literature in Health Sciences) electronic database. Twenty scientific articles were selected and detailed studied with the purpose of grouping the similar information and verify its particularities to be exposed in categories.


There is a need to insert this theme in undergraduate and postgraduate courses and training in maternity units on a continuous basis so that the professional can relate the theory to practice and then offer the best therapy to the newborn and orientations to the mothers.

Attitude; Knowledge; Neonatology; Nursing; Pain; Practice

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