Linda Sturla Franck, RN, PhD, FRCPCH, FAAN
My program of research focuses on health care for acutely and chronically ill infants and children, in primary, secondary and tertiary care settings, with a particular emphasis on pain assessment and management. This includes research on the assessment and management of side effects of analgesia and sedation as well as investigation of the long term consequences of pain and pain treatments on the developing child and family.
My most recent research highlights the information needs of parents and suggests innovative strategies for enhancing the partnership between parents and professionals to ensure children receive optimal health care before, during and after a child’s hospitalization.
- History and Philosophy of Science
- Research Residencies
- Member, March of Dimes, California Chapter State Program Services Committee
- Editorial Board Member, Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing
- Trustee, Brazelton Centre, Cambridge, UK
- International Association for the Study of Pain and Pain in Children SIG
|2007||Visiting Professor, Geoffrey Thorburn Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand|
|2004||Distinguished Leader in Neonatal Nursing, National Association of Neonatal Nurses|
|2003||Elected Fellow, American Academy of Nursing|
|2003||Fellow, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (UK)|
|2002||Fellow, European Academy of Nursing Science|
- Walker S, Franck LS, Fitzgerald M, Myles J, Stocks J, Marlow N. Long-term impact of neonatal intensive care and surgery on somatosensory perception in children born extremely preterm. Pain. 2009 Jan;141(1-2):79-87.
- Franck LS, Ridout D, Howard R, Peters J, Honour JW. A comparison of pain measures in newborn infants after cardiac surgery. Pain. 2011 Aug; 152(8):1758-65.
- Franck, L, Oulton, K, Nderitu, S, Lim, M, Fang, S, Kaiser, A. Parent involvement in pain management for NICU infants: A randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics. 2011 Sep; 128: 511-518.
- Franck LS, Scoppettuolo LA, Wypij D, Curley MAQ. Validity and generalizability of the Withdrawal Assessment Tool-1 (WAT-1) for monitoring iatrogenic withdrawal syndrome in pediatric patients. Pain. 2012 Jan; 153:142-148. doi:10.1016/j.pain.2011.10.003.
- Franck LS, Gay CL, Lynch ME, Lee KA. Infant sleep following immunization: A randomized controlled trial of prophylactic acetaminophen. Pediatrics. 2011 Dec; 128(6):1100 -1108. doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-1712