The Comfort Ability: Addressing Pain Management Strategies in Pediatric Patients
October 16, 2016•10 min
Managing chronic pain in the pediatric patient can be a challenge, not only for the patient, but for their caregivers. The introduction to biobehavioral and congestive behavioral pain management strategies can help patients cope with the everyday pain. Dustin Wallace, PhD, started the Comfort Ability workshop, led by staff psychologists from Children’s Mercy. This one day interactive workshop has been designed to teach new strategies to manage pain and improve day-to-day function. Listen in to Dustin Wallace, PhD as he explains how the program emphasizes mind-body strategies for managing pain and pain-related stress, as well as individualized coping plans for improved pain management. Caregivers also gain an understanding of how to better support their child through their pain.