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Edition/Revision: 1.0

Pain - Introduction - Archived

“Pain is whatever the patient says it is”

  • It is subjective and cannot be properly diagnosed or evaluated using any objective means.
  • The child and family usually interpret it as being the result of tissue damage.
  • It is not, in reality necessarily associated with tissue damage.
  • It occurs independently of the child’s capacity to express it.
Edition/Revision: 1.0
Created 18 Jul 2013 - Archived
Validated 19 Jul 2013 by Ian Back
Last modified 24 Feb 2024
Sun 03 Mar 2024 00:22:47 GMT
Last modified 24 Feb 2024