It Doesn't Have to Hurt

How does parents’ chronic pain affect their children?

“Parenting is a tough job. It’s hard enough when things are going well – imagine trying to parent while experiencing chronic pain.”

Kristen Higgins shares her research of a recently published systematic review on parenting with chronic pain in this Body in Mind blog post.

 

Reference:

Higgins, K. S., Birnie, K. A., Chambers, C. T., Wilson, A. C., Caes, L., Clark, A. J., Lynch, M., Stinson, J., & Campbell-Yeo, M. (2015). Offspring of parents with chronic pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis of pain, health, psychological, and family outcomesPAIN156, 2256-2266. doi: 10.1097/j.pain.0000000000000293

 


IWK Health Centre
Centre for Pediatric Pain Research
Dalhousie University