Total Pain' in Children with Severe Neurological Impairment

Title

Total Pain' in Children with Severe Neurological Impairment

Creator

Warlow TA; Hain RDW

Publisher

Children (basel)

Date

2018

Subject

cerebral palsy; Chronic Pain; cognitive impairment; neurological impairment; Paediatric palliative care; persistent pain; 'Total Pain'

Description

Many children with palliative care needs experience difficulty in managing pain. Perhaps none more so than those with severe neurological impairment. For many years; behaviours in these children were misunderstood. As a result; pain was poorly recognised and inadequately managed. Significant advances have been made in the assessment and management of pain in this challenging group of patients. We summarise these advances; drawing on our own experience working with infants; children and young adults with palliative care needs within a UK tertiary paediatric palliative care service. We expand on the recent understanding of 'Total Pain'; applying a holistic approach to pain assessment and management in children with severe neurological impairment.
2018-01

Rights

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Citation List Month

March 2018 List

Issue

1

Volume

5

Collection

Citation

Warlow TA; Hain RDW, “Total Pain' in Children with Severe Neurological Impairment,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 5, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/14584.

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