Blog: Inside Your IWK

September 12th, 2011

Inside Your IWK – Children’s Memories of Pain

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.

Check out Melanie’s video on the IWK Health Centre’s YouTube Channel: