Monday, June 14: News Article
The WHO recently updated their guidelines for pediatric (ages 0-19) chronic pain management. Importantly, the recommendations emphasize a multidisciplinary/biopsychosocial approach to treatment that includes a combination of physical, psychological, and pharmacological interventions. These guidelines, which include 10 best practice statements, also highlight important points related to appropriate opioid use in this population. Incorporating an accurate view of pain as a multidimensional experience, these new guidelines represent a huge step forward for improving comprehensive chronic pain management in children and adolescents.
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WHO issues new guidelines on the management of chronic pain in children
World Health Organization Guidelines for Managing Chronic Pain in Pediatric Patients