Helle Haslund

I am a working full time as a researcher at Aalborg University Hospital at a section of the hospital that includes paediatric, neonatal, birth and maternity wards.

My clinical background is from the neonatal field working as a clinical nurse specialist at the neonatal ward before I did my masters and PhD.

Pain and neonates has been a field of interest (along with parenthood and family centered care) for many years, and I together with SIG neonatal in Denmark has written and participated in implementation of the National Clinical Guideline on pain assesment of the neonatal infant in Denmark at a local and national level using ComfortNEO.

Right now we here at my neonatal ward, have an ongoing study on skin care related to CPAP treatment for infants GA below 32. W – where ComfortNEO is used as part of our observational data.

We also have a Ph.d. student I am co supervising, that is researching the presence of a clown as an intervention in the management of procedural pain in children.

Parenthood was the subject for my thesis, I did a monography on my anthropological fieldwork for 1,5 years in danish families – with children born GA 32-37.

How parents can be involved in every aspect of child care including painmanagement is definately a field of interest in my work.






PEARL is an acronym for "Pain in Early Life". We are a group of researchers dedicated to better pain management for infants and children.


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