Research has demonstrated that children with cancer and their parents regards procedure-related pain as one of the most difficult parts of having cancer, and their distress continues years after the completion of anti-cancer treatment. This is a practical 'how to' book that will provide readers with the knowledge, skills, structure and techniques to help young patients and their families to cope with painful medical procedures. The author has gathered together over 10 years experience in clinical pediatric oncology and palliative care to provide a concise overview of procedure-related pain. The book describes the pharmacological and psychological methods of pain relief and how they may be combined, along with the difficulties that may be encountered in their implementation. It also encourages better integration between research work and clinical practice. This is an essential guide for all healthcare professionals working with young people in palliative care or oncology, or those working with children undergoing painful treatments for other conditions such as those with diabetes or those undergoing dialysis.
The nature of pediatric procedure-related cancer pain. Pediatric procedure-related cancer pain assessment. The pharmacological management of procedure-related pain. The psychological management of procedure-related pain. Integrated care.