Pain and Suffering

David J. Bearison

in When Treatment Fails

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780195156126
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199999873 | DOI:
Pain and Suffering

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Pain and suffering are two things that can be experienced by patients in end-of-life care. For pediatric end-of-life care patients, perception of pain is defined by their cognitive level and age, their ability to control the pain themselves, and their past experiences with pain, among others. The narratives presented in this chapter attempt to capture the various issues surrounding pain management at the end of a child's life.

Keywords: pain; suffering; perception of pain; pediatric care patients; pain management

Chapter.  7174 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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