Treating Chronic Pain in Children
“Taking pain away is not really rocket science, it’s not that difficult. If we can teach any residence, any junior doctors in one or two hours to manage 90% of children with acute pain. However most children’s hospitals have not yet implemented even the standard methods of taking acute pain away.” Dr Stefan Friedrichsdorf, Children’s Pain Expert.
In Minneapolis, USA we meet Dr Stefan Friedrichsdorf and his inter disciplinary team and learn what chronic pain in children means and how chronic pain is treated in their unique pain clinic.
Guest Blog: Dr Chong Lee Ai, Paediatric Palliative Care, Hospis Malaysia
Life is to be lived. That’s how Ahmad Nazmi keeps going.
Disabilities do not hinder him from dreaming. Having a life-limiting illness does not stop him from striving to achieve goals and setting new ones. His sister had the same illness and he saw her die as a teenager. She is his inspiration and his parents are his constant support.
Nazmi’s Story – Prospering with a Genetic Disorder
Read an update from Nazmi here
“I honestly feel that there is no need for euthanasia at all. I think it is looking at suffering and end of life care in entirely the wrong way. There are many, many solutions in suffering and euthanasia is perhaps a cop-out”. Dr Edmin Hamzah, Medical Director Hospis Malaysia
“Sometimes people just concentrate too much on the downside of things and we forget that Nazmi is doing a lot of incredible things and we should support him through that.” Dr Leeai Chong, Palliative Care Doctor.