Chapter 8. Chronic Pain in Children

  1. Alison Twycross Prinicipal Lecturer2,
  2. Stephanie J. Dowden Clinical Nurse Consultant3 and
  3. Elizabeth Bruce Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist4
  1. Jennifer Stinson Research Fellow Advanced Practice Nurse1 and
  2. Elizabeth Bruce Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist4

Published Online: 7 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444322743.ch8

Managing Pain in Children: A Clinical Guide

Managing Pain in Children: A Clinical Guide

How to Cite

Stinson, J. and Bruce, E. (2009) Chronic Pain in Children, 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.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

    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. 4

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    CIHR Post-Doctoral, Chronic Pain Program, Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  2. 4

    Pain Control Service, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, 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:

  • chronic pain in children;
  • chronic pain, term used to describe persistent or recurrent pain;
  • Pediatric Chronic Pain Task Force, part of American Pain Society (APS);
  • APS Position Statement on chronic pain in children;
  • chronic pain conditions, nociceptive, neuropathic or mixed;
  • psychogenic pain or real pain caused by psychological problems;
  • chronic pain conditions in children and adolescents;
  • paediatric migraines - without aura and with aura;
  • chronic abdominal pain in childhood;
  • neuropathic pain, burning, stabbing or shooting - spontaneous or evoked

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • What is Chronic Pain?

  • How Common is Chronic Pain in Children?

  • Aetiology or Causes of Chronic Pain

  • Pain-Related Disability

  • The Impact of Chronic Pain

  • The Cost of Chronic Pain

  • Management of Chronic Pain

  • Summary

  • References