Chapter 5. Non-Drug Methods of Pain Relief

  1. Alison Twycross Prinicipal Lecturer1,
  2. Stephanie J. Dowden Clinical Nurse Consultant2 and
  3. Elizabeth Bruce Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist3
  1. Alison Twycross Prinicipal Lecturer

Published Online: 7 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444322743.ch5

Managing Pain in Children: A Clinical Guide

Managing Pain in Children: A Clinical Guide

How to Cite

Twycross, A. (2009) Non-Drug Methods of Pain Relief, in Managing Pain in Children: A Clinical Guide (eds A. Twycross, S. J. Dowden and E. Bruce), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444322743.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Children's Nursing, Kingston University and St George's University of London, Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, London, United Kingdom

  2. 2

    Paediatric Palliative Care, Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Subiaco, Perth, Australia (Formerly Clinical Nurse Consultant, Children's Pain Management Service, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia)

  3. 3

    Pain Control Service, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom

Author Information

  1. Children's Nursing, Kingston University and St George's University of London, Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, London, United Kingdom

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 MAR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405168946

Online ISBN: 9781444322743

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Keywords:

  • non-drug methods of pain relief;
  • sensory, cognitive-behavioural and cognitive interventions;
  • aromatherapy, herbs, naturopathy, homeopathy use and manipulative techniques;
  • acupuncture, system of ancient medicine - healing and Eastern philosophy from China;
  • using acupuncture in children;
  • cognitive behavioural therapy;
  • distraction as a pain relieving intervention;
  • effective distraction strategies for brief pain episodes;
  • Kangaroo care strategy in managing pain in neonates;
  • transcutaneous electric nerve stimulation (TENS) to relieve children's pain

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Acupuncture

  • Biofeedback

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Distraction

  • Heat and Cold

  • Hypnosis

  • Massage

  • Relaxation

  • Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation

  • Non-drug Methods for Infants

  • Summary

  • References