Kate Vallon

Degree Type

Honors Capstone Project

Date of Submission

Spring 5-1-2009

Capstone Advisor

Denise Heckman

Honors Reader

Don Carr

Capstone Major


Capstone College

Visual and Performing Arts

Audio/Visual Component


Capstone Prize Winner


Won Capstone Funding


Honors Categories


Subject Categories

Art and Design


Pain management is often studied by doctors, psychologists, and child-life specialists. However, designers have a strong influence on the care, comfort and pain management of a patient, specifically one in the hospital. Pain management is a difficult topic to study and understand because everyone feels pain differently, however, by looking to the roots of pain and its affects on communication and anxiety we can learn to understand how to mollify its aches. Pediatric pain management is even more difficult to comprehend because there are many added elements involved in a painful experience.

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