Children in Pain

Clinical and Research Issues From a Developmental Perspective

  • Joseph P. Bush
  • Stephen W. Harkins

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Conceptual Foundations: Pain and Child Development

    1. Joseph P. Bush, Stephen W. Harkins
      Pages 1-30
  3. Research, Clinical, and Professional Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Lizette Peterson, Cynthia Harbeck, Janet Farmer, Michelle Zink
      Pages 33-58
    3. Paul Karoly
      Pages 59-82
    4. Patricia A. McGrath
      Pages 83-115
    5. Jeffrey B. Gillman, Larry L. Mullins
      Pages 117-148
    6. Lawrence J. Siegel, Karen E. Smith
      Pages 149-170
    7. Kenneth D. Craig, Ruth V. E. Grunau
      Pages 171-193
    8. Patrick J. McGrath, Susan Pisterman
      Pages 231-248
  4. Specific Pain Populations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Kay Hodges, Daniel J. Burbach
      Pages 251-273
    3. Marlene Maron, Joseph P. Bush
      Pages 275-295
    4. Sharon L. Manne, Barbara L. Andersen
      Pages 337-371
    5. Marie Anne B. Vieyra, Nancy L. Hoag, Bruce J. Masek
      Pages 373-395
    6. Donald K. Routh, Marjorie D. Sanfilippo
      Pages 397-424
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 435-476

About this book


Our present understanding of the psychosocial aspects of pain in children is reviewed in this monograph by leading scientists and practitioners. The contributions are integrated within a developmental perspective to provide an introduction to the conceptual and methodological tools necessary for comprehension of new work in the field. This volume offers a survey of major new developments in the area of pediatric pain and points out the directions in which clinical work and conceptualization are moving. Children in Pain argues consistently and persuasively that both models of pain assessment, intervention techniques, and research designs must demonstrate a sophisticated appreciation for developmental considerations. Topics explored include assessment of pediatric pain; coping and adaptation in children's pain; developmental issues among infants and toddlers and among preschool and school-age children, as well as among adolescents; recurrent abdominal pain; burn injury and treatment; chronic and recurrent pain in hemophilia, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and sickle cell disease; developmental aspects of the biobehavioral treatment of migraine in childhood; and helping children cope with painful medical procedures.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph P. Bush
    • 1
  • Stephen W. Harkins
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA
  2. 2.Department of GerontologyVirginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmondUSA

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