Purpose of the PEProgram

Children can be traumatised by healthcare experiences. They are subjected to an environment which they do not understand, nor have any control over. They are faced with many unfamiliar sights, sounds and smells and they must undergo frightening and often painful procedures. 

The aim of this programme is to empower Parents, Professionals and Youth Workers involved in the care of these children so that they can optimally support children when faced with painful challenges, illness and/or healthcare experiences. Information provided can be used to prepare children for different healthcare experiences and to help them understand what is happening to them.

 Recipient of the 2019 IASP Developing Countries Project

PEProgram will be joining hands with the non-profit organisation JellyBeanz, to conduct PEP-Talks for nursing students in Gauteng in order to empower the students to adequately address paediatric pain in their nursing practice.

This education project is supported by the

International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) Developing Countries Project: Initiative for Improving Pain Education