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Intervention and Management

  • Patricia A. McGrath

Abstract

Interest in the alleviation of children’s pain has increased at an unprecedented rate during the past 5 years (for review, see Barr, 1989; McGrath, 1990; McGrath & Unruh, 1987; Ross & Ross, 1988; Schechter, 1989; Tyler & Krane, 1990). Special attention has been focused on the management of acute pain in infants, recurrent pain in otherwise healthy and pain-free children, and pain caused by repeated medical procedures for children with chronic disease. Both clinical practice and research investigations have shared a dual emphasis: to develop valid, reliable, and practical techniques for evaluating a child’s pain complaint, and then to select the most effective intervention for alleviating his/her pain.

Keywords

Chronic Pain Sickle Cell Anemia Pain Control Acute Pain Operant Conditioning 
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