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Pain Research and Management
Volume 9, Issue 4, Pages 181-182

Shared Pain: Lessons from the Labour Room in Istanbul

Patricia K Morley-Forster

University of Western Ontario Interdisciplinary Pain Program, London, Ontario, Canada

Copyright © 2004 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


The current issue of Pain Research & Management contains an article by Yildirim and Sahin (pages 183-187) from the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Istanbul (Istanbul, Turkey). At first glance, this paper appears to be of interest only to those involved in the day-to-day care of women in labour, but a closer look reveals significant lessons for those dedicated to the improvement of pain management globally.