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Fear the flu shot? How 'avoidance behaviour' can impact public health

November 5, 2018 by Marie-Claude Grégoire

via CBC News

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  • Needle Pain,

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IWK psychologist receives Merck Patients First Award

July 16, 2018 by Stephen Ayre

via The Chronicle Herald

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  • Patient Engagement

Dr. Christine Chambers is putting her research on managing children's pain into the hands of parents

May 28, 2018 by UBC Department of Psychology

via University of British Columbia

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Christine Chambers: Research doesn’t have to hurt

March 28, 2018 by Patient Critical Co-op

via Patient Critical Co-op

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  • Patient Engagement

How to prepare for your kid's first hospital visit

March 1, 2018 by Sydney Loney

via Today's Parent

  • Hospital,

  • Surgery

Dalhousie University study shows siblings influence child’s pain experience

February 24, 2018 by John McPhee

via The Chronicle Herald

  • Needle Pain,

  • Siblings,

  • Chronic Pain

That's inspiring

November 2, 2017 by Peter Harrison

via I Heart Radio

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  • Needle Pain

We unveil the name of the IWK Robot

October 4, 2017 by Global News Morning

via Global News

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Faking it? What to do if your preteen claims she’s too sick for school.

September 1, 2017 by Wendy Glauser

via Canadian Family

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Opinion: Reinvest in research, for Canada and Nova Scotia

September 14, 2017 by Richard Florizone, Dale Keefe, and Rob Summerby-Murray

via Chronicle Herald

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#ItDoesntHaveToHurt

August 15, 2017 by Pina Crispo

via The Parenting Show

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The Sheldon MacLeod Show

July 26, 2017 by Sheldon MacLeod

via News 95.7

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IWK researchers introduce robot helper for blood collection clinic in Halifax

July 25, 2017 by Global News

via Global News

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It Doesn't Have to Hurt. Celebrating Health Research

June 26, 2017 by Canadian Institutes of Health Research

via Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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Pain in Children with Cancer: Myths, Management, and the Family Context

June 4, 2017 by Alison Twycross with Roses Parker & Perri Tutelman

via Evidence-Based Nursing Blog

  • #KidsCancerPain

It Doesn’t Have to Hurt: Preliminary Findings from a Science-Media Partnership for Improved Knowledge Translation in Child Health

May 10, 2017 by Dr. Christine Chambers, Erica Ehm, & Isabel Jordan

via Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres

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Now, more than ever, we need a national vaccination plan

May 8, 2017 by Andre Picard

via The Globe and Mail

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Needle Fear and Insulin Self-Injection

March 1, 2017 by Kristen Higgins & Dr. Christine Chambers

via Canadian Nurse

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Peur des Piqûres et Auto-Injection D’Insuline

March 1, 2017 by Kristen Higgins & Dr. Christine Chambers

via Canadian Nurse

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  • #PasBesoinDeFaireMal

Understanding pain in children: A podcast with Christine Chambers

February 21, 2017 by Relief Staff

via RELIEF Podcast

Parents' poor comprehension tied to more relapses in children with chronic illness

February 17, 2017 by CBC News

via CBC News

  • Chronic Illness

Parents, clinicians have limited options to alleviate pain of needles for babies

December 12, 2016 by Andre Picard

via The Globe and Mail

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Tips on discussing the teachers’ dispute with your children

December 6, 2016 by Heather Laura Clarke

via The Chronicle Herald

Some protection from the flu is better than none at all

November 20, 2016 by Andre Picard

via The Globe and Mail

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House Call: Chronic Pain

October 17, 2016 by CTV News Atlantic

via CTV News Atlantic

  • Chronic Pain

#KidsCancerPain Interview with Dr. Christine Chambers & Dr. Jennifer Stinson

October 6, 2016 by Janet Demeter

via Childhood Cancer Talk Radio Podcast

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Twitter party spreads research on pediatric pain management

September 22, 2016 by Danny Kucharsky

via Marketing

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It Doesn't Have To Hurt

September 15, 2016 by CTV News Atlantic

via CTV News Atlantic

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#ItDoesntHaveToHurt 2nd Twitter Party

September 15, 2016 by Dr. Christine Chambers & Erica Ehm

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#ItDoesntHaveToHurt Twitter Canada Party

September 15, 2016 by Dr. Christine Chambers & Erica Ehm

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#ItDoesntHaveToHurt

September 14, 2016 by Global News Morning

via Global News Morning

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Child pain researchers team up with Twitter

September 14, 2016 by Heather Laura Clarke

via The Chronicle Herald

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If I Was Boss of Our Healthcare System This is How I'd Help Busy Moms

August 4, 2016 by Dr. Christine Chambers

via YummyMummyClub.ca

Introducing "Making Cancer Less Painful for Kids"

July 15, 2016 by Dr. Christine Chambers

via Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres

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Parents Can Help Reduce Pain And Anxiety From Vaccinations

July 12, 2016 by Laurel Dalrymple

via NPR

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Making Cancer Less Painful for Kids

July 12, 2016 by Perri Tutelman, Dr. Christine Chambers, & Dr. Jennifer Stinson

via Body In Mind

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Why Aren't We Managing Children's Pain?

June 27, 2016 by Rachel Peachman

via The New York Times

  • Needle Pain,

  • Chronic Pain,

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It Doesn't Have to Hurt

June 22, 2016 by Canadian Institutes of Health Research

via Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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How Does Parents’ Chronic Pain Affect Their Children?

May 6, 2016 by Kristen Higgins

via Body In Mind

  • Chronic Pain

We’re Reaching Millions of Parents Online with #ItDoesntHaveToHurt

March 11, 2016 by Dr. Christine Chambers

via Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres

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IWK pediatric research looks at links between siblings and pain

March 3, 2016 by Carsten Knox

via CBC News

  • Siblings,

  • Needle Pain,

  • Chronic Pain

Breaking the habit: nail biting, thumb sucking and more

February 19, 2016 by Dr. Christine Chambers

via Family Matters, The Chronicle Herald

  • Mom, PhD

Social media that improves lives: Putting research into the hands of parents

February 12, 2016 by The Chronicle Herald

via The Chronicle Herald

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It Doesn’t Have to Hurt: A Science-Media Partnership for Improved Knowledge Translation in Child Health

January 27, 2016 by Dr. Christine Chambers & Erica Ehm

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#ItDoesntHaveToHurt: A First Quarter Summary

January 8, 2016 by Dr. Christine Chambers

via Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres

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Talking to your kids about scary things

December 18, 2015 by Dr. Christine Chambers

via Family Matters, The Chronicle Herald

  • Mom, PhD

It Doesn't Have to Hurt - CAPHC Pain Community of Practice Presentation

December 17, 2015 by Dr. Christine Chambers

via Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres

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Pediatrician baby whisperer demonstrates how to soothe crying newborn

December 2, 2015 by CBC News

via CBC News

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  • Needle Pain

Reducing pain during vaccination

December 1, 2015 by Dr. Robert Strang & Dr. Christine Chambers

via DoctorsNS

  • Needle Pain

DalPower: Christine Chambers

November 30, 2015 by Dr. Christine Chambers

via Dalhousie University

Does your toddler prefer one parent over the other?

November 23, 2015 by Amy Bielby

via ParentsCanada

It doesn't have to hurt: Pediatric pain campaign

November 11, 2015 by Shani Thornton

via Child Life Mommy

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Social Media and #ChildHealth: Successes and Challenges

November 4, 2015 by Dr. Christine Chambers & Dr. Michele Dyson

via Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres

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Dal professor partners with parenting website to help ease children's pain

October 27, 2015 by Karen Birchard

via University Affairs

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How Would You Deal With a Fearful Child? A Case Resolution

September 25, 2015 by Dr. Christine Chambers & Dr. Ross Anderson

via Canadian Dental Association

#ItDoesntHaveToHurt

September 23, 2015 by Dr. Christine Chambers

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#ItDoesntHaveToHurt: Using Social Media to Get Research Evidence About Children’s Pain to Parents

September 18, 2015 by Dr. Christine Chambers

via Body In Mind

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Announcing the #ItDoesntHaveToHurt Social Media Initiative!

August 11, 2015 by Dr. Christine Chambers

via Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres

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Vaccination Pain Management

May 6, 2015 by Dr. Christine Chambers & Dr. Denise Harrison

Vaccination Pain Management in Children

May 3, 2015 by Dr. Christine Chambers & Dr. Denise Harrison

It doesn't have to hurt

January 18, 2014 by Dr. Christine Chambers

  • #ItDoesntHaveToHurt

Useable Evidence for Procedure Pain Management in Children

January 14, 2015 by Dr. Christine Chambers

Changing the Way We Care for Children in Pain: Pain in Child Health Program

October 2, 2014 by Dr. Christine Chambers & colleagues

How would you deal with a fearful child? A case resolution

September 25, 2015 by Chambers, C.T. & Anderson, R.

Pediatric Pain Scientists Say: #ItDoesntHaveToHurt

September 23, 2015 by Pakuolka, M.

via Reasearch2Reality

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Is Pain the Same in Boys and Girls

September 19, 2014 by Katelynn Boerner

via Body In Mind

  • Sex Differences

It doesn't have to hurt: A new science-media partnership is putting the best research about managing children's pain into the hands of parents

September 18, 2015 by Canadian Institutes of Health Research

via Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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#itdoesnthavetohurt: Using social media to help manage children's pain

September 18, 2015 by Heather Clarke

via The Chroncle Herald

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Understanding bedwetting

September 15, 2015 by Dr. Christine Chambers

via Family Matters, The Chroncle Herald

  • Mom, PhD

Using social media to help manage children's pain

September 14, 2015 by The Chronicle Hearld

via The Chroncle Herald

Pain in Children: About the 'It Doesn't Have to Hurt' Campaign

September 10, 2015 by Dr. Paul Christo

via PaulChristoMD.com

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Scared of needs? A parent's guide to making vaccination shots less painful

August 28, 2015 by Claire Gagne

via Today's Parent

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YummyMummyClub.ca teams up with IWK pain researcher

August 27, 2015 by CBC News

via CBC News

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New guidlines help minimize vaccine trauma

August 24, 2015 by Wendy Leung

via The Globe and Mail

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Mealtime madness is it time to raise the white flag?

July 21, 2015 by Dr. Christine Chambers

via Family Matters, The Chroncle Herald

  • Mom, PhD

Yoga for youngsters: Local instructor aims to teach kids the benefits of yoga from an early age

June 17, 2015 by Lindsey Bunin

via Family Matters, The Chroncle Herald

School's (almost) out for the summer: Tips for avoiding a summer sleep meltdown in your child

June 16, 2015 by Dr. Christine Chambers

via Family Matters, The Chroncle Herald

  • Mom, PhD

Touchy subject: Should you post photos of your kids on social media?

April 21, 2015 by Parents Canada

via ParentsCanada

How can I make the flu shot less painful for my child? (Ask the expert

October 29, 2014 by Dr. Christine Chambers

via ParentsCanada

Children's pain often undertreated, say experts

October 1, 2014 by Lynn Desjardins

via Radio Canada International

Why does children's pain get short shrift?

September 30, 2014 by André Picard

via The Globe and Mail

LIFE WITH KIDS: Deal with kids' anxiety about going back to school

August 25, 2014 by Chad Lucas

via The Chroncle Herald

Why Aren’t Clinical Guidelines Used in Practice?

June 25, 2014 by Dr. Alison Twycross & Dr. Christine Chambers

via Evidence-Based Nursing Blog

IWK Investigates how children deal with pain: Research looks at how the reaction of parents to their own pain can influence their children

May 6, 2017 by CBC News

via CBC News

  • Chronic Pain,

  • Headache,

  • Stomacheache,

  • Needle Pain,

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Becoming a big brother or sister

April 29, 2014 by Sarah Sawler

via ParentsCanada

Dr Christine Chambers on Pain in Childhood

April 14, 2014 by Australian Pain Society

via Australian Pain Society

Changing the Way We Think About Children’s Pain

March 6, 2014 by Dr. Christine Chambers

via Australian Pain Society

Needles for kids ;don't have to hurt' says IWK campaign

February 12, 2014 by CBC News

via CBC News

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It Doesn’t Have To Hurt: Strategies for Helping Children with Shots and Needles. A YouTube Video for Parents

November 19, 2013 by Dr. Christine Chambers

via Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres

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It Doesn’t Have To Hurt: Strategies for Helping Children with Shots and Needles

November 12, 2013 by Dr. Christine Chambers

via Body In Mind

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Pediatric Pain: Canada is a leader in pain research. So why are kids suffering?

January 30, 2013 by Elizabeth MacCallum

via MacLean's Magazine

  • Chronic Pain

Helping babies cope with needles

October 25, 2012 by Ann Chandler

via Parents Canada

  • Needle Pain

Needle phobis in childhood linked to future health-care fears

February 21, 2012 by Nancy J. White

via Toronto Star

  • Needle Pain

Reducing Pain in Infants and Young Children During Pokes and Other Procedures: Pain in Toddlers

March 1, 2010 by Denise Harrison, Christine Chambers, & Janet Yamada

via Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres

  • Needle Pain

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