Massage for pain relief in pediatric palliative care: potential benefits and challenges
Special Interest Group on Pain in Childhood, International Association for the Study of Pain
This commentary will introduce massage therapy as a potentially useful intervention for pain in pediatric palliative care and encourage research on its efficacy for this population.
pediatric pain, pediatric palliative care, massage therapy
Buttle SG, McMurtry CM, Marshall S. Massage for pain relief in pediatric palliative care: Potential benefits and challenges. Pediatric Pain Letter 2011;13:24-29. http://ppl.childpain.org/issues/v13n3_2011/v13n3_mcmurtry