List of Contributors vi Foreword vii Professor Patrick J McGrath 1 Why Managing Pain in Children Matters 1 Alison Twycross and Anna Williams 2 Anatomy and Physiology of Pain 18 Jackie Bentley 3 Pain: A Biopsychosocial Phenomenon 36 Alison Twycross and Anna Williams 4 Pharmacology of Analgesic Drugs 48 Stephanie Dowden 5 Physical and Psychological Methods of Pain Relief in Children 86 Alison Twycross and Jennifer Stinson 6 Pain Assessment 112 Jennifer Stinson and Lindsay Jibb 7 Managing Acute Pain in Children 140 Sueann Penrose, Lori Palozzi and Stephanie Dowden 8 Chronic Pain in Children 179 Jennifer Stinson and Kathy Reid 9 Palliative Care in Children 212 Stephanie Dowden 10 Management of Painful Procedures 246 Kathy Reid, Alison Twycross and Dianne Tuterra 11 Where To From Here? 272 Alison Twycross and Jennifer Stinson Index 292
Alison Twycross is Head of Department of Children'sNursing and Reader in Children's Nursing, London South BankUniversity, London, UK. Stephanie Dowden is Clinical Nurse Consultant (CNC) forPaediatric Palliative Care at Princess Margaret Hospital forChildren in Perth, Western Australia. Prior to this she was CNC inpaediatric pain management at the Royal Children s Hospitalin Melbourne Australia. Jennifer Stinson is Post-Doctorial Research Fellow andAdvanced Practice Nurse for the Chronic Pain Programme at TheHospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Reviews from 1st edition: A well-written resource that covers a range ofpertinent topics in pediatric pain the evidence-based,practical approach makes this guide a useful reference for bothnovice and experienced health care professionals. This clinicalguide is a welcome addition to the pediatric pain literature andwould serve well as a textbook for a course in pediatricpain. Pediatric Pain Letter