Bringing Pain Relief to Children: Treatment Approaches / Edition 1

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In Bringing Pain Relief to Children, the development of specialized teams and other treatment resources for pain have been outlined. This volume explores the modern-day versions of more traditional hospital based pain management, including inpatient, outpatient, and palliative care. In addition, residential settings as opportunities for delivery of pain care are discussed, as well as how complementary and medicine approaches can be used to improve pain care.

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Reviewer: Michael G White, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This book reviews the approach to pain management in children in several clinical settings. Specific drugs and their unique attributes for application to children are included in this review with one chapter devoted to complementary and alternative approaches.
Purpose: The authors acknowledges data suggesting that pain relief in children is poorly served and attempts to provide a framework for providing appropriate means of pain control in children addressing their needs as unique from adults. This is clearly an area of need in pediatric practice and the book distills a tremendous body of literature into a practical approach.
Audience: This is a good source for physicians as well as other healthcare providers who may participate in the care of children in environments likely to cause discomfort.
Features: The book addresses the management of pain and the associated distress for children in many different settings, ranging from general clinic visits to hospice care. Current theoretical concerns and practical applications are reviewed for these settings, possibly a useful framework to minimize distress for the child at risk for inadequate pain management.
Assessment: This is a summary of presentations from the 5th International Forum on Pediatric Pain held in 2004 and serves as an up-to-date review of contemporary approaches to the unique needs of pediatric patients.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588296283
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 4/1/2006
  • Edition description: 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Hospital-Based Pain Care for Infants and Children Brenda C. McClain

Treatment of Acute and Chronic Pain in the Outpatient Setting Neil L. Schechter

Pain and Pain Relief in Pediatric End-of-Life Care John J. Collins and Gerri Frager

Residential Treatment Settings for Adolescent Chronic Pain Management: Rationale, Development, and Evidence Christopher Eccleston, Hannah Connell, and Nicola Carmichael

Managing Pediatric Pain at School Ronald T. Brown

Efficacy of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Approaches for Pediatric Pain: State of the Science Jennie C. I. Tsao, Marcia Meldrum, and Lonnie K. Zeltzer

Technology in Pediatric Pain Management Patrick J. McGrath, Carolyn Watters, and Erin Moon

Developing Pain Services Around the World G. Allen Finley and Paula A. Forgeron

Knowledge Translation and Pain Management Shannon Scott-Findlay and Carole A. Estabrooks


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