Blog: Inside Your IWK
September 12th, 2011
Did you know that a child’s memory of a painful experience can follow them throughout life? The memories that children develop of painful procedures may even predict whether they will seek or avoid medical care as adults. In this video, Melanie Noel, Clinical Psychology PhD Student, Dalhousie University, and trainee at the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research located at the IWK, talks about the role anxiety and fear play in the development of these memories and ways in which you can help children cope with pain before, during and after a painful medical procedure.