When Your Child Hurts: Effective Strategies to Increase Comfort, Reduce Stress, and Break the Cycle of Chronic Pain (Yale University Press Health & Wellness)
The foremost resource for parents and caregivers seekingways to help their child increase comfort and overcome chronicpainParents of a child in pain want nothing more than to offerimmediate comfort. But a child with chronic or recurring painrequires much more. His or her parents need skills and strategiesnot only for increasing comfort but also for helping their childdeal with an array of pain-related challenges, such as schooldisruption, sleep disturbance, and difficulties with peers. Thisessential guide, written by an expert in pediatric pain management,is the practical, accessible, and comprehensive resource thatfamilies and caregivers have been awaiting. It offers in-the-momentstrategies for managing a child's pain along with expert advice forfostering long-term comfort.Dr. Rachael Coakley, a clinical pediatric psychologist who worksexclusively with families of children with chronic or recurrentpain, provides a set of research-proven strategies—somesurprisingly counter-intuitive—to achieve positive results quicklyand lastingly. Whether the pain is disease-related, the result ofan injury or surgery, or caused by another condition or syndrome,this book offers what every parent of a child in pain most needs:effective methods for reversing the cycle of chronic pain.