What is it about?
Total pain is a description of pain in four categories: physical, psychological, social, and spiritual. They also intertwined together thus using only medications to help with physical pain may not be enough to relieve all the pain that a person suffers from. This case report is one example of how the healthcare team helps a teenage boy from his total pain.
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Why is it important?
This case highlights the complexity of caring for adolescents who have life-limiting illnesses. They usually become more mature faster than their peers due to their illness and may need greater involvement in their decision-making as well.
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This page is a summary of: Relieving total pain in an adolescent: a case report, BMC Research Notes, May 2018, Springer Science + Business Media,
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