It Doesn't Have to Hurt

Making Cancer Less Painful for Kids

#KidsCancerPain

#KidsCancerPain is a social media initiative to improve parents’ awareness and use of evidence-based information about children’s cancer pain assessment and management. In partnership with the Cancer Knowledge Network (CKN), we translated scientific knowledge about children’s cancer pain management into blog posts, YouTube videos, Facebook polls, social media images, and a Twitter chat. The #KidsCancerPain campaign was brought to you by the team of researchers and parents listed below.

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#KidsCancerPain Content

Below you'll find the blog posts, videos, and social media images created for the #KidsCancerPain campaign. Click and share!

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Holding hands helps

Featured Story

by Nicole - Connor

"Helping with pain from cancer treatment"

Category

#KidsCancerPain

Age Group

Child (5-12 years)

When my oldest son was 4 he was diagnosed with cancer, we were thrust into a world we didn’t know. What was one of the hardest things for us as parents was how to help him best get through all...

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Research Team


Dr. Christine Chambers

Principal Investigator

Affiliation: Dalhousie University & IWK Health Centre

Dr. Jennifer Stinson

Co-Principal Investigator

Affiliation: Hospital for Sick Children & University of Toronto

Dr. Melanie Barwick

Co-Investigator

Affiliation: Hospital for Sick Children & University of Toronto

Dr. Fiona Campbell

Co-Investigator

Affiliation: Hospital for Sick Children & University of Toronto

Dr. Conrad Fernandez

Co-Investigator

Affiliation: Dalhousie University & IWK Health Centre

Dr. Lindsay Jibb

Co-Investigator

Affiliation: University of Ottawa

Dr. Paul Nathan

Co-Investigator

Affiliation: Hospital for Sick Children & University of Toronto

Dr. Holly Witteman

Co-Investigator

Affiliation: Université Laval

Perri Tutelman

Co-Investigator (Trainee)

Affiliation: Dalhousie University

Emily Drake

Digital Strategist

Karen Irwin

Affiliation: Cancer Knowledge Network

Parent Panel


Jonathan Agin

Becky Carey

Tammie Clearly

Jenny Doull

Jenn Lyster

Sue McKechnie

Brenda Murchison

Dawn Norman

Nicole Poplar

Sameen Rehman

Neal Rourke

Maya Stern

Patrick Sullivan

Funding and Support

IWK Health Centre
Centre for Pediatric Pain Research
Dalhousie University