Management at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics focuses on
lessening the sense of suffering experienced by patients in chronic
It blends the physical, emotional, social and spiritual
components of life to help patients regain control of their life
and enhance the quality and pleasure of their life. This is
achieved by integrating various modalities of healing, be it
conventional or alternative, to provide the care based on the needs
of each individual.
The management of acute and chronic pain in infants and children poses numerous challenges for health care providers.
Historically, pain in children has been undertreated due to, lack of adequate research on pain, myths regarding pain perceptions, knowledge deficits, personal bias' and many others.
Over the past decade, multidisciplinary pain teams have become prominent and provide both traditional and integrative approaches to pain management. The Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics continue to make great strides to provide optimum comfort for the infants, children and adolescents we serve.