Managing pain in children at the end of life: What the GP should know

  • MA Meiring

Abstract

Managing disease- and procedure-related pain in children is paramount. Chronically ill children, especially those requiring repeated procedures or admissions, may experience a significant burden of pain. If poorly managed, it has a negative impact on quality of life and parent-child relationships.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the principles of palliative care are applicable to all children with chronic illnesses from the time of diagnosis. A key component of palliative care is good pain management.
Published
2014-07-22
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 0256-95749
print ISSN: 2078-5135