Pain Management in the Pediatric Palliative Care Population

Title

Pain Management in the Pediatric Palliative Care Population

Creator

Nordin A; Coleman A; Shi J; Wheeler K; Xiang H; Kenney B

Identifier

Publisher

Journal of Pediatric Surgery

Date

2018

Description

PURPOSE: The purpose of this integrative review was to identify, review, synthesize, and analyze the current literature related to pain management in the pediatric palliative care population from infancy through adolescence. METHODS: The literature was searched for the terms palliative, pediatric, and pain in PubMed, PsycINFO, Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied HeALTH LITERATUre (CINAHL) Complete, and Google Scholar. The search was limited to papers in English that had been published from January 1, 2005, to December 31, 2016. RESULTS: These searches resulted in 918 articles, of which 29 met inclusion criteria. These 29 articles were reviewed and reported. Four broad themes emerged: patient and family experience, pain assessment, pharmacological pain management, and nonpharmaceutical interventions. CONCLUSIONS: Gaps in current research have been identified, such as investigating pediatric pain scales for the palliative care population and new complementary and alternative medical therapy and other interventions. More research is needed to bring innovative pain management interventions to the attention of pediatric caregivers.

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Citation List Month

July 2018 List

Pages

1020--1023.

Issue

5

Volume

53

Collection

Citation

Nordin A; Coleman A; Shi J; Wheeler K; Xiang H; Kenney B, “Pain Management in the Pediatric Palliative Care Population,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed September 20, 2018, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/15182.

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