Evaluating a child's pain.

  title={Evaluating a child's pain.},
  author={Patricia A Mcgrath},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  volume={4 4},
Much recent attention has focused on the development and refinement of pain measures, as well as on the use of more effective pain control methods for infants, children, and adolescents. This article reviews the primary categories of pediatric pain measures, with a specific focus on the selection of the most appropriate behavioral, physiologic, or subjective method for assessing a child's pain. The optimum pain measure depends on the age and cognitive level of a child, the type of pain… CONTINUE READING

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