Pain and Symptom Management

Susan M. Huff, Nancy Hutton

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Abstract

This chapter examines pain and symptom management for infants and children with a variety of life-limiting conditions. It explains that caring for infants and children with terminal illness is a complex challenge that requires a coordinated interdisciplinary effort across the continuum of care and that it is necessary for health professionals to work closely with the child and the family to meet this challenge. The chapter recommends a multimodal approach to treatment that includes integrating pharmacological and psychosocial care with intentional consideration of the child's physical, cognitive, emotional, and spiritual levels of development.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHospice Care for Children
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199999927
ISBN (Print)9780195340709
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 17 2011

Keywords

  • Children
  • Hospice care
  • Infants
  • Multimodal treatment
  • Pain management
  • Psychosocial care
  • Symptom management
  • Terminal illness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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    Huff, S. M., & Hutton, N. (2011). Pain and Symptom Management. In Hospice Care for Children Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195340709.003.0003