Whether a child has to endure a procedure that incurs acute pain or a child has chronic pain, the impact on the family, especially parents, can be profound. Parents need to be active members of their child's health care team; however, they are often ill equipped to cope with either acute pain stressors or longstanding chronic pain in their children. This article provides an overview of acute and chronic pain, the impact of parent factors on pediatric pain, parental assessments of parent functioning, and parent-based interventions for pediatric pain management. Case examples are used to illustrate the treatments presented.
Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am (Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America)
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