Topical Concurrent Session 2F – Paediatric chronic pain: child and parental resilience and well-being

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Topical Concurrent Session 2F: Paediatric chronic pain: child and parental resilience and well-being
Chair: Dr Tiina Jaaniste, Sydney Children’s Hospital & UNSW, NSW

Resilience refers to an individual’s ability to adapt and respond effectively to risk or adversity. It is a dynamic, multi-systemic process that originates with the individual, but draws from their social, cultural and environmental resources. Although risk-based models have been useful in some contexts of medicine (e.g., infectious diseases), for conditions with a broader array of biopsychosocial components, such as chronic pain, a consideration of resilience and risk factors is likely to be more informative. Paediatric pain patients and their parents may benefit from a range of individual, social/familial and cultural resilience factors that may compensate, protect, or enhance competence to respond to adversity or risk factors.

This session will draw from the experience of researchers from three continents. Dr Jaaniste will overview key theories and the latest literature pertaining to the resilience of children with chronic pain and their parents. Dr Goubert will share some recent data highlighting the role of child and parent risk and resilience mechanisms in better understanding their psychosocial functioning. Dr Dudeney will present recent research investigating how a child’s psychological health and wellbeing may predict or moderate chronic pain treatment outcomes, whilst considering possible protective factors.

Speakers:
Dr Tiina Jaaniste, Sydney Children’s Hospital & UNSW, NSW
Dr Liesbet Goubert, University of Ghent, Belgium
Dr Joanne Dudeney, Seattle Children’s Research Institute, USA