Pain Management

  • Joseph P. Bush
  • Marlene T. Maron
Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)

Abstract

Adequate management of children’s pain during the treatment of severe burns remains an important but too rarely achieved goal despite significant recent conceptual and technical innovations. Many of the greatest barriers to further improvements are associated with the extremely intensive and lengthy nature of treatment procedures, marked negative emotional responses in patients, the dearth of developmentally specific research on behavioral and pharmacological pain management techniques in this population, staff problems associated with working in hospital burn units and inflicting pain on children during treatments, and the technical and attitudinal complications of administering sufficient narcotic analgesic drugs to children.

Keywords

Pain Management Pain Behavior Anxious Arousal Pediatric Psychology Pediatric Pain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph P. Bush
    • 1
  • Marlene T. Maron
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of Clinical PsychologyFielding InstituteSanta BarbaraUSA
  2. 2.Otter Creek AssociatesBurlingtonUSA

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