Book Details


Pain in Children : A Practical Guide for Primary Care

Publication year: 2008

ISBN: 978-1-59745-476-6

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Advances over the past two decades have enabled physicians to revolutionize the manner in which they can assess and manage children’s pain. Thirty years ago it was thought that young children did not experience pain and therefore it was not necessary to treat it. Today professionals from a variety of disciplines have contributed data that have revolutionized medical perspectives. Technological advances now enable doctors to treat acute pain in fetuses, premature neonates, infants, toddlers, children, and adolescents with increasing precision and efficacy. Research highlighting the context of chronic pain has moved them away from a mind-body dichotomy and toward an integrated, holistic perspective that leads to substantial improvement in children’s adaptive functioning as well as subjective discomfort.

Subject: Medicine, Care, Chronic pain, Management, Pain, Pain management, Primary care, Surgery, Treatment, Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology