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A Child in Pain: How to Help, What to Do

A Child in Pain: How to Help, What to Do (Paperback)

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Standard texts dealing with children in pain and trauma acknowledge that pain is both an emotional and a sensory experience, but they do not offer enough information about how to manage it. Usually steps are outlined for treating the wound or providing first aid, but the only guidance for coping with the effect of the pain on the child take the form of 'reassure the child'. This is where this book starts. It provides the reader with the specific language that will reassure the child, whether you know the child or not, as well as methods to help the child emotionally as well as physically. It clearly spells out what you, the child, or both of you together can do to manage or ease the pain. It features sections that cover: Responding to a child's pain; methods to help relieve pain; medications to relieve pain; managing pain at home; visiting the doctor; visiting the dentist; preparation for hospital; pain from medical treatment; and, much, much more.When a child is in pain, all caregivers - including teachers, ambulance attendants, firefighters, day-care workers, police officers, nurses, doctors, child care counsellors, physiotherapists, and blood technicians, among others - are in 'loco parentis', and are therefore responsible for providing help and support to the child in pain as well as the parents.

"A Child in Pain" is an indispensable guide for caregivers who want to help children when they are hurting. No matter what the cause, from a scraped knee to the debilitating pain of serious illness, parents especially, need to know how pain and pain-relief techniques work and this volume brings this knowledge into the home, the doctor's office, or the hospital.

Health & WellbeingAdvice on the stages of lifeParentingHealth & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyCoping with personal problemsCoping with illnessHealth & WellbeingHealth & PsychologyPopular medicine & health Publisher: Crown House Publishing Publication Date: 01/03/2008 ISBN-13: 9781845901196  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Leora Kuttner, PhD is a paediatric clinical psychologist and mother who specializes in children's pain management. She is a Clinical Professor in the Paediatric Department of the University of British Columbia and BC Children's Hospital, Vancouver.

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