Author(s): Alison Twycross
All children have a right to appropriate prevention, assessment and control of their pain. Managing Pain in Children is an evidence-based, practical guide to care in all areas of children's pain management, providing nurses and other health care practitioners with the skills and expertise necessary to manage children's pain effectively. The text first explores the relevant anatomy and physiology of children, the latest policy guidelines surrounding pain management and ethical issues involved in managing children's pain. It then goes on to look at the various pain assessment tools available for children and non-drug methods of pain relief. The text then goes on to apply these pain management principles to practice in relation to acute pain, chronic pain, palliative care and the management of procedural pain. Each of these chapters covers the evidence base, assessment techniques, pain relieving interventions, and guidance for best practice in both hospital and community settings.
Special features: Practical and accessible, with 'best practice' points in each chapter Written in the context of latest policy developments Provides the necessary evidence-base for care throughout With contributions from experts in the field
Alison Twycross is Principal Lecturer in Children's Nursing in the Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences at Kingston University and St George's University of London Stephanie Dowden is Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC) for Paediatric Palliative Care at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children in Perth, Western Australia. Prior to this she was CNC in paediatric pain management at the Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne Australia. Elizabeth Bruce is the Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Pain Control Service at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust and Honorary Research Fellow, Institute of Child Health, UCL, London
1 Why Managing Pain in Children Matters 2 Anatomy and Physiology of Pain 3 Pain: A Bio-Psycho-Social Phenomenon 4 Pharmacology of Analgesic Drugs 5 Non-Drug Methods of Pain Relief 6 Pain Assessment 7 Managing Acute Pain in Children 8 Chronic Pain in Children 9 Palliative Care in Children 10 Management of Painful Procedures 11 Where To From Here?