Have you ever struggled to find the best way to ease a child’s pain? Do you feel that you lack some of the practical skills needed to deal with children’s pain, and also to help children make sense of and deal with their own pain?
Now, finally, here is a book that will give you the practical strategies that are based on a sound comprehensive scientific framework. This volume is designed to help pediatric health professionals gain a true understanding of childhood pain. Pain is the most common reason for children to seek a medical consultation – and sometimes is the most common reason for avoiding it. Unaddressed fears and anxiety complicate pain management and recovery. This book comprehensively examines children’s fears and anxieties that accompany their need for pain relief, and gives the professional the communication skills and words that can help calm these fears.
This book is addressed to all disciplines, and is organized into three parts: Part I explores the scientific understanding of pain as a part of children’s development; Part II explores pain treatments themselves, their efficacies and how to combine them for therapeutic impact; and Part III uses this understanding to help translate knowledge into clinical practice in three major arenas of pediatric medicine: the physicians’ office, the dentist’s office, and in the hospital. Without doubt, this volume will become a standard on pediatric pain management for many years to come.
“In her latest contribution to the well-being of children Dr. Kuttner has created a gem which is a must-read for all child health clinicians. Vignettes of actual patient encounters illustrate what really works, and offers hope for greater comfort for both clinicians and the families they serve.” —Daniel P. Kohen, MD, Professor, Departments of Pediatrics Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota
“Provides simple, clear guidance for health professionals of every discipline, with just the right balance of research made real by countless patient stories that bring it to life. There is no other book that fills this niche – easy to read, yet packed with practical advice and strategies that every pediatric clinician can use every day.” —G. Allen Finley, MD, FRCPC FAAP, Professor of Anesthesia and Psychology, Dalhousie University, Canada
“This is a unique and marvelous book. It is a must read for all professionals who work with children, and should be translated into many languages in order to help the children in whatever country they live.” —Chantal Wood, MD, Paediatrician and Pain Care Specialist, University Hospital Robert Debré, Paris, France
“Dr. Kuttner and her contributors have distilled their rich experience providing integrative care for young people in pain to create an exceptional book that is comprehensive, practical and compassionate. Written with integrity, it speaks to us in the clear voice it would have us use to help children find comfort. This book is profound.” —Laurence I. Sugarman, MD, Clinical Associate Professor in Pediatrics, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, President, American Board of Medical Hypnosis
About the Author: Leora Kuttner, PhD is a pediatric clinical psychologist who specializes in children’s pain management. She is a Clinical Professor in the Pediatric Department of the University of British Columbia and BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, Canada. Dr. Kuttner has authored a book for parents, A Child in Pain, How to Help, What to Do and as a film-maker has also co-produced and directed award winning documentaries on pediatric pain management: No Fears, No Tears, No Fears, No Tears – 13 Years Later, and When Every Moment Counts.