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Kids’ pain under recognized, undertreated

The New York Times published a story on its health blog about how children's pain often has been mismanaged, particularly in the U.S.

Dr. Kavita Desai and Andrew Warmuth on pain

Children’s Pedcast: Treating and eliminating pain

Dr. Kavita Desai and Andrew Warmuth from the pain program share how their team works to eliminate acute, chronic, complex and procedural pain.

Dr. Friedrichsdorf highlights the benefits of integrative medicine

Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf sits down with KARE-TV to discuss the benefits of integrative medicine in managing children’s pain.

2016 Children’s Hospitals Golf Benefit

January 1, 1970, 12 a.m. – 12 a.m., White Bear Lake

Join us for the Children's Hospitals Golf Benefit on July 18, 2016! This signature event supports the Family Needs Fund and Pain and Palliative Care Program at Children's Minnesota.

“We want to make sure that children live as long as possible, as well as possible” – Dr. Friedrichsdorf, Minnesota Medicine

Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf, medical director Children's Minnesota Pain, Palliative and Integrative Medicine Clinic is featured in a story about growing palliative care options at pediatric hospitals and some of the misconceptions around palliative care.

Children’s Minnesota pain program highlighted in Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine

Children’s Minnesota pain, palliative and integrative medicine program was highlighted in Minneapolis/St. Paul Magazine.

Pediatric Pain, Palliative and Integrative Medicine Program

At Children's we are committed to making your child's experience the best it can be. That includes partnering with patients and parents around what we can do to prevent and treat pain at every stage of care through our Pediatric Pain, Palliative and Integrative Medicine Program – one of the largest and most comprehensive programs of its kind in the country.

The End: When a baby dies

Read a story from Children's Minnesota's Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf about how palliative care allowed an infant to be with his family during his short life.

Related image for article, New York Times essay by Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf: A Chance to Live for a Dying Child

New York Times essay by Dr. Stefan Friedrichsdorf: A Chance to Live for a Dying Child

Dr. Friedrichsdorf’s essay tells the story of Ethan Butler and his family.

9th Annual Pediatric Pain Master Class

January 1, 1970, 12 a.m. – 12 a.m., Minneapolis

The Pediatric Pain Master Class offers state of the art education in pain management for the pediatric patient from a holistic and interdisciplinary perspective. The course features a faculty of internationally recognized experts who will cover pharmacological, medical, psychosocial and integrative therapies for the management of children's acute, procedural and complex/chronic pain. Pain assessment and management of somatic, visceral, neuropathic, psychosocial and spiritual pain, as well as end-of-life management of pain and distressing symptoms, will be explored in depth using lectures, interactive presentations, experiential activities, and small-group learning.