J Haem Pract 2016; 3(1):6-7. doi: 10.17225/jhp00069

Authors: Michelle Witkop

Michelle Witkop
Doctor of Nursing Practice and Bleeding Disorders Nurse Practitioner
Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, Michigan, USA. Email:


Pain is a phenomenon that accompanies a person with hemophilia (PWH) and many others with bleeding disorders from birth to death. Caregivers are not immune. For you cannot provide care, either as a loved one or a health care provider, and watch someone in pain without experiencing pain yourself


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