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When Treatment FailsHow medicine cares for dying children$
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David J. Bearison

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195156126

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156126.001.0001

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Pain and Suffering

Pain and Suffering

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(p.147) 5 Pain and Suffering
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When Treatment Fails
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David J. Bearison

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195156126.003.0005

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

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