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Fundamentals of chronic pain in children and young people: pathophysiology and consequences

Fundamentals of chronic pain in children and young people: pathophysiology and consequences

Fundamentals of chronic pain in children and young people: pathophysiology and consequences

Paula A Forgeron and Jennifer Stinson
Paula A Forgeron and Jennifer Stinson
on behalf of Royal College of Nursing

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Launch date: 26 Jan 2018
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Last updated: 27 Aug 2018

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Persistent and recurrent pain is a common condition in childhood. Chronic pain can have a negative effect on all aspects of quality of life, including physical, emotional, social and role functioning. A small percentage of these children and young people (5-8%) will experience significant impairments due to their pain condition. Most chronic pain requires a holistic multidisciplinary approach to treatment – pharmacological, physical and psychological strategies. Nurses are key members of the health care team in terms of helping children, young people and their families to manage the negative consequences of chronic pain. This learning module reviews the prevalence, pathophysiology, contributing factors, consequences.

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After reading this module you should be able to:
Define chronic pain in relation to children and young people.
Paula A Forgeron and Jennifer Stinson

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Paula A Forgeron and Jennifer Stinson
on behalf of Royal College of Nursing

Paula A Forgeron, Assistant professor, School of nursing, University of Ottawa, Canada.

Jennifer Stinson, Mary Jo Haddad nursing chair in child health, Peter Lougheed CIHR new investigator scientist, Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Nurse practitioner, Chronic Pain Program, Hospital for Sick Children, Associate professor, Lawrence S Bloomberg, faculty of nursing, University of Toronto, Canada.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 0.50 Hours
  • Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
  • 1.00 Hours

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