Finding answers requires asking the right questions

A randomised controlled trial in a PED in Canada conducted by Hartling et al. showed that music “may have a positive impact on pain and distress in children undergoing IV placement. Benefits observed for the parents and health care providers have important clinical implications.” However, it concluded that “many of the intricacies surrounding the most effective approach to a musical intervention remain unanswered” (Hartling et al. 2013).


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