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CPD modules

Fundamentals of chronic pain in children and young people: pathophysiology and consequences

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 02 hrs
  • Last updated: 2019
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This learning module reviews the prevalence, pathophysiology, contributing factors and consequences of persistent or recurrent pain in childhood. The negative effects of chronic pain on quality of life, and on a child’s physical, emotional and social functioning, are explored, as well as how a holistic multidisciplinary approach, involving pharmacological, physical and psychological strategies, is often needed.

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Paula A Forgeron, Assistant professor, School of nursing, University of Ottawa, Canada.
Jennifer Stinson, Mary Jo Haddad nursing chair in child health, Peter Lougheed CIHR new investigator scientist, Child Health Evaluative Sciences, Nurse practitioner, Chronic Pain Program, Hospital for Sick Children, Associate professor, Lawrence S Bloomberg, faculty of nursing, University of Toronto, Canada.


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