Pediatric Pain Management

  • Lynnda M. Dahlquist

Part of the Clinical Child Psychology Library book series (CCPL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  9. Back Matter
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About this book

Introduction

Pain is a complex, multidimensional phenomenon, with physiological, behav­ ioral, emotional, cognitive, and developmental aspects (Zeltzer, Barr, McGrath, & Schechter, 1992). To effectively evaluate and manage pain in children, the clini­ cian must be able to assess the unique ways these complex dimensions interact for the individual child and integrate these dimensions into a treatment plan. This can be a daunting task. The purpose of this book is to provide a framework for conceptualizing pain problems in children that can guide the practitioner in developing an evaluation and treatment plan that is optimal for the individual child. This book is not in­ tended to be a comprehensive, exhaustive review of the literature on pain manage­ ment in children. There are several excellent books of this nature (e.g., Bush & Harkins, 1991: McGrath, 1990; Ross & Ross, 1988). Instead, this book is an at­ tempt to outline an hypothesis testing process of case conceptualizing and treat­ ment planning that can help structure the task of sorting through the complex interrelationships that determine children's pain.

Keywords

Evaluation Stress assessment interaction management pain

Authors and affiliations

  • Lynnda M. Dahlquist
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  1. 1.University of MarylandBaltimoreUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-4757-0
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-306-46085-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4757-0
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