Cognitive-behavioral interventions for physical symptom management in pediatric palliative medicine

Title

Cognitive-behavioral interventions for physical symptom management in pediatric palliative medicine

Creator

Poltorak DY; Benore E

Publisher

Child And Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics Of North America

Date

2006

Subject

Child; Humans; Critical Illness; Intervention; Interventions; Palliative Care/methods; Pain/therapy; Cognitive Therapy/methods; Fatigue/therapy; Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders/therapy

Description

The alleviation of symptoms, with the ultimate intention of improvement of quality of life, is a fundamental component of pediatric palliative medi-cine. Psychological factors can exacerbate physical symptoms or influence the perception of symptoms in children with advanced disease. Cognitive-behavioral interventions have yielded positive outcomes for the management of symptoms across various disease populations. There is a paucity of evidence specific to the application of these interventions in pediatric palliation, although evidence-based treatments developed through investigation of other disease populations can be applied in pediatric palliation. Children tend to be receptive to these noninvasive interventions, which can decrease fear and anxiety, increase self-efficacy and sense of control, and improve overall coping. Continued investigation into the use of these interventions in pediatric palliation is encouraged.
2006

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

683-691

Issue

3

Volume

15

Citation

Poltorak DY; Benore E, “Cognitive-behavioral interventions for physical symptom management in pediatric palliative medicine,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 18, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13743.

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