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Managing Your Child's Chronic Pain
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Preface ; Introduction ; Chapter 1. How Pain Affects Children and Families ; Chapter 2. Getting Help and Setting Goals ; Chapter 3. Relaxation Methods for Children and Teenagers ; Chapter 4. Praise, Attention and Reward Systems ; Chapter 5. Lifestyle Factors ; Chapter 6. Sleep Interventions ; Chapter 7. School and Social Life ; Chapter 8. Coping with Pain, Stress and Other Problems ; Chapter 9. Special Topics by Age and Development Level: Issues for Young Children and Older Adolescents ; Chapter 10. Reflection, Maintenance, and Prevention ; Resources ; Appendices ; Appendix A. Instructions for Progressive Muscle Relaxation (for young children ages 5-9) ; Appendix B. Instructions for Progressive Muscle Relaxation (for older children who are over age 10) ; Appendix C. Instructions for Muscle Relaxation with Imagery ; Appendix D. Instructions for Mini-Relaxation ; Appendix E. Point System Worksheet ; Appendix F. Privilege System Worksheet ; Appendix G. Brainstorming Solutions Worksheet ; Index

About the Author

Tonya M. Palermo, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Palermo is an internationally recognized researcher in pediatric chronic pain and has practiced clinically within several interdisciplinary pain programs as a licensed clinical psychologist. Emily F. Law, Ph.D., is an Acting Assistant Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at University of Washington School of Medicine. Her research focuses on the role of psychological factors in pediatric chronic pain. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and provides clinical service through the Pain Medicine Service at Seattle Children's Hospital.

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"This book by Palermo and Law is a 'must read' for all parents of a child with chronic pain. The book provides state-of-the-science, practical guidance on how to help your child cope with pain and in the process help your child to be able to return to normal life again. These two authors are experts in child pain intervention research and bring that expertise to you in an enjoyable, readable, helpful guide." --Lonnie Zeltzer, MD, Director, Children's Pain and Comfort Care Program, and Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Psychiatry, and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA "This important book fills the need for a clear, practical, and compelling guide for parents of children and adolescents who experience chronic pain. Based on expert clinical advice and the latest research, chapters provide comprehensive coverage of key topics including the origins and impact of pain and strategies to lessen and manage pain for a wide range of children. Parents will appreciate the lessons learned, conveyed in real-life examples as well as detailed, user-friendly management guides. This is the definitive work on the topic of managing children's pain that is a 'must-have' for parents and professionals who work with them." --Dennis D. Drotar, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Center for Adherence Promotion and Self-Management, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and Professor of Psychology, University of Cincinnati "This book by Palermo and Law is a 'must read' for all parents of a child with chronic pain. The book provides state-of-the-science, practical guidance on how to help your child cope with pain and in the process help your child to be able to return to normal life again. These two authors are experts in child pain intervention research and bring that expertise to you in an enjoyable, readable, helpful guide." --Lonnie Zeltzer, MD, Director, Children's Pain and Comfort Care Program, and Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Psychiatry, and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA "This important book fills the need for a clear, practical, and compelling guide for parents of children and adolescents who experience chronic pain. Based on expert clinical advice and the latest research, chapters provide comprehensive coverage of key topics including the origins and impact of pain and strategies to lessen and manage pain for a wide range of children. Parents will appreciate the lessons learned, conveyed in real-life examples as well as detailed, user-friendly management guides. This is the definitive work on the topic of managing children's pain that is a 'must-have' for parents and professionals who work with them." --Dennis D. Drotar, PhD, Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Center for Adherence Promotion and Self-Management, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and Professor of Psychology, University of Cincinnati

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