At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
- Describe the context of chronic pain in children
- Describe the prevalence of chronic pain in children, and common pediatric pain presentations/diagnoses
- Describe how to explain to children within the context of the “3 Ps” approach to pain management
Naiyi Sun MD, & Shirin Atalloahi-Eshqoor, OT at the Hospital for Sick Children
Dr. Naiyi Sun is a staff anesthesiologist and pain physician at The Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Sun completed her medical training at Stanford University School of Medicine. She also obtained her anesthesia residency and pediatric anesthesia fellowship training at Stanford University. She worked as a pediatric anesthesiologist at Stanford Children’s Health before returning to Toronto to completed a pediatric pain fellowship. Her clinical focus is on the management of chronic and transitional pain in children.
Shirin is an Occupational Therapist on the Chronic Pain team at SickKids, providing assessment and treatment to children and teenagers living with chronic pain conditions. She also facilitates individual and group pain education seminars to patients and families. Shirin works in collaboration with the Get Up and Go Persistent Pediatric Pain Service to refer SickKids patients to their program. Shirin has an interest in how racial, cultural and social factors influence accessibility and treatment within a pediatric chronic pain setting.
Resources Mentioned in Session
- Sick Kids Pain Centre
- About Kids Health – Pain Learning Hub
- The epidemiology of chronic pain in children and adolescents revisited: a systematic review
- Interprofessional Pain Programs in Ontario
Future Sessions of Interest:
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