Neuropathic pain management in children

Hyde, Catherine, Price, Jayne and Nicholl, Honor (2012) Neuropathic pain management in children. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 18(10), pp. 476-482. ISSN (print) 1357-6321


There are difficulties in assessing, managing, and evaluating neuropathic pain in dying children, particularly those with neurological impairment. Neuropathic pain in children often presents differently to how it presents in the adult population. Comprehensive assessment as well as pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions are crucial to its successful management and frequently require input from an interdisciplinary team. Notwithstanding the need for further research, this paper brings together research papers, reviews, and clinical guidelines to present an exploration of existing evidence regarding care for children with neuropathic pain and their families.

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