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Prevention and Control of Pain in Children. A Manual for Health Care Professionals

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: (Published 26 July 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:261
  1. Julie McEniery
  1. director, intensive care unit, Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane, Australia

    Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health BMJ Publishing Group, £15.95, pp 116 ISBN 0 7279 1178 3

    The experiences of a wide group of contributors have been drawn upon for this publication, resulting in an intensely practical text about managing children's pain. This manual provides both a comprehensive overview and detailed advice on management. A strong theme of the book is our responsibility to infants and children to provide them with good control of their pain. Pain from procedures, surgery, trauma, and disease must be anticipated and assessed, especially for young infants and children for whom communication is limited. …

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