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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 70--73

Pain in Children: Neglected, unaddressed and mismanaged

Lulu Mathews 
 Institute of Palliative Medicine, Calicut, Kerala, India

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Lulu Mathews
Institute of Palliative Medicine, Calicut, Kerala

Pain is one of the most misunderstood, under diagnosed, and under treated/untreated medical problems, particularly in children. One of the most challenging roles of medical providers serving children is to appropriately assess and treat their pain. New JCAHO regulations regard pain as DQthe fifth vital signDQ and require caregivers to regularly assess and address pain. Pain being a personal experience, many different terms are used to describe different sensations. Assessment of pain in children is linked to their level of development. Children of the same age vary widely in their perception and tolerance of pain.

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Mathews L. Pain in Children: Neglected, unaddressed and mismanaged.Indian J Palliat Care 2011;17:70-73

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Mathews L. Pain in Children: Neglected, unaddressed and mismanaged. Indian J Palliat Care [serial online] 2011 [cited 2021 Jun 13 ];17:70-73
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