It Doesn't Have to Hurt

It Doesn't Have to Hurt

#ItDoesntHaveToHurt

#ItDoesntHaveToHurt is a social media initiative to improve parents’ awareness and use of evidence-based information about children’s pain. In partnership with Erica Ehm’s YummyMummyClub.ca (YMC), we translated scientific knowledge about children’s pain management into blog posts, YouTube videos, Facebook polls, Instagram images, and Twitter parties. The #ItDoesntHaveToHurt initiative was brought to you by the team of researchers, parents, and other stakeholders listed below.

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#ItDoesntHaveToHurt Content

Below you'll find the blogs, videos, and social media images created for the #ItDoesntHaveToHurt initiative. Click and share!

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Pain isn't pretend

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My mom is very brave

Featured Story

by Shannon - Elijah

"I was a much better advocate for my child"

Category

#ItDoesntHaveToHurt, Needle Pain

Age Group

Child (5-12 years)

Recently my 6 year old required a IV for a medical procedure. He has a lot of scar tissue from previous IV's and central lines so it can be very difficult to get an IV in. After taking part in...

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Research Team


Dr. Christine Chambers

Principal Investigator

Dalhousie University & IWK Health Centre

Erica Ehm

Co-Principal Investigator

Ehm&Co and YummyMummyClub.ca

Dr. Melanie Barwick

Co-Investigator

Hospital for Sick Children & University of Toronto

Dr. Jackie Bender

Co-Investigator

University of Toronto

Dr. Fiona Campbell

Scientific Panel

Hospital for Sick Children & University of Toronto

Dr. Marsha Campbell-Yeo

Co-Investigator

Dalhousie University & IWK Health Centre

Dr. Allen Finley

Scientific Panel

Dalhousie University & IWK Health Centre

Dr. Ran Goldman

Co-Investigator

B.C. Children's Hospital

Dr. Meghan McMurtry

Scientific Panel

University of Guelph

Dr. Jeffrey Mogil

Co-Investigator

McGill University

Dr. Kathryn O'Hara

Co-Investigator

Carleton University

Dr. Bonnie Stevens

Co-Investigator

Hospital for Sick Children & University of Toronto

Dr. Jennifer Stinson

Co-Investigator

Hospital for Sick Children & University of Toronto

Dr. Anna Taddio

Co-Investigator

University of Toronto

Dr. Holly Witteman

Co-Investigator

Université Laval

Parent Partners


Steven Bradley

Cheryl Campbell

Holly Gillis

Yarrow Gillis

Isabel Jordan

Jennifer Langille

Robert MacCormick

Calvin Pearce

Lisa Thornbury

Shannon Williams

Funding and Support

IWK Health Centre
Centre for Pediatric Pain Research
Dalhousie University