Cancer patients must deal with pain – from tumors pressing against body parts or from their treatments, such as surgery, chemotherapy or radiation. Brendan McGinn, MD, assistant professor of anesthesiology at Upstate, outlines how various types of pain are treated for cancer patients and others and tells how stress and anxiety can worsen pain.
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Richard Cantor, MD, director of the pediatric emergency departmentat Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, is joined by Rachel Hannon, CCLS, certified child life specialist, to discuss the advances in pain management for children – both pharmacological and non-traditional. The child life specialist helps relieve the anxiety and stress associated with illness or injury for the child and their family through education, play, and imagery while in the emergency department. Cantor says the goal is a quiet room with a controlled environment, and a child who has no bad memory of the event.
Read the blog: Peds to Parents – Notes from Upstate Professionals to Parents and Caregivers
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