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Transformative action required to improve pain management in kids

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Lancet Child and Adolescent Health
Reuters Health - 23/10/2020 - Several transformative goals need to be pursued simultaneously to improve the management of pediatric pain, which is commonly unrecognized and undertreated. "We all want kids to grow up healthy and with the ability to pursue their passions," Dr. Christopher Eccleston of the Center for Pain Research at the University of Bath, in the U.K., told Reuters Health by email. "And doctors and nurses and parents all want to spare children from pain and suffering that can get in the way. Pain awareness and management should start at the beginning and carry on throughout childhood. Don't wait until it is too late." Dr. Eccleston and colleagues on a Lancet Child and Adolescent Health Commission offer four goals aimed at improving the lives of children and adolescents with pain and their families. Their report, along with several linked articles, appears in The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health. First, the commission says, make pain matter. I...


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