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This is the sixth in the series of edited books from the International Forums of Pediatric Pain (the first four volumes were edited by Dr. Patrick McGrath and Dr. Finley, Dr. Chambers joined as an editor for the last volume). In keeping with the previous publications, the book will focus on a particular theme in pediatric pain; in this case that is the integration of cutting edge science and clinical practice on various themes in pediatric pain through the presentation and discussion of a series of clinical cases.
Description of Pediatric Pain: A Clinical Casebook: 10 chapters, 300 pages, 10 figures, 10 tables. Each chapter will consist of an introduction to the chapter theme and the description of up to 3 case presentations. Following each case presentation there will be a description of the relevant clinical decision-making and a summary of what can be learned from the case. Each chapter will close with a general discussion of the theme and an integration of research knowledge with practice.
Table of Contents
There will be 10 chapters in the book, all with a primary focus on children.
• Research into Practice: Integration of Science and Practice. Christine Chambers, Patrick McGrath, & Allen Finley. Dalhousie University & IWK Health Centre
• Neonatal Pain. Celeste Johnston, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Dr. Johnston is a Professor of Nursing and a leader in the field of neonatal pain.
• Procedural Pain. Leora Kuttner, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Kuttner is a clinical psychologist and award winning film maker with extensive clinical expertise in procedural pain management and palliative care.
• Postoperative Pain. Dick Tibboel, Erasmus MC-Sophia, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Dr. Tibboel, Professor of Surgery is a pediatric surgeon and an international expert on postoperative pain.
• Headaches and Abdominal Pain. Patrick McGrath, Dalhousie University & IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Canada. Dr. McGrath has published extensively in these areas.
• Musculoskeletal Pain. Peter Malleson, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Malleson is a pediatric rheumatologist with extensive clinical experience working with children and adolescents with chronic pain.
• Neuropathic Pain. To be determined.
• Complex Pain, Complex Families. Christine Chambers, Dalhousie University & IWK Health Centre, Halifax, Canada. Dr. Chambers is a clinical psychologist with research and clinical expertise working with children with chronic pain and their families.
• Pain in Children with Developmental Disabilities. Frank Symons, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA. Dr. Symons is a psychologist with expertise in the pain experiences of children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. He recently published an edited book on this topic.
• Ethical Issues in Practice. Gary Walco, New Jersey Medical School, Hackensack USA. Dr. Walco is the Director of the David Center for Children’s Pain and Palliative Care at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center, and a 2005 Mayday Pain and Society Fellow.