Helping children to control pain
Health Frontiers is supporting translation of videos that teach children about pain and how to help themselves feel better. These videos were developed by Jody Thomas, PhD and colleagues via another NGO, Meg Foundation. Many children, especially in circumstances where there is a lack of analgesic medications, develop permanent trauma from the experience of medical or dental procedures. The purpose of this video is to provide children a sense of mastery over pain and strategies to help themselves, regardless of whether medications are available. Health Frontiers is supporting the preparation of these videos in Chinese, Arabic, Thai and Lao. We are grateful for the volunteer assistance of Saleh Al Salehi, MD(Saudi Arabia), Chanyut Suphakunpinyo, MD (Thailand), Novalinh Vongpadith and Phonexay Douangnoula,MD (Laos), and Zhang Xiao Lei, Huang Yan and Eva Holsinger,MD (China).