Chronic pain management as a barrier to pediatric palliative care.

@article{Thompson2013ChronicPM,
  title={Chronic pain management as a barrier to pediatric palliative care.},
  author={Lindsay A. Thompson and Elizabeth Meinert and Kimberly Anne Baker and Caprice A. Knapp},
  journal={The American journal of hospice & palliative care},
  year={2013},
  volume={30 8},
  pages={
          764-7
        }
}
Pain is common as a presenting complaint to outpatient and emergency departments for children, yet pain management represents one of the children's largest unmet needs. A child may present with acute pain for an intermittent issue or may have acute or chronic pain in the setting of chronic illness. The mainstay of treatment for pain uses a stepwise approach for pain management, such as set up by the World Health Organization. For children with life-limiting illnesses, the Institute of Medicine… CONTINUE READING
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