The importance of healthy lifestyle promotion, counseling, and follow-up in the prevention of Noncommunicable diseases.
Pain management discussions between patient and healthcare provider can be a difficult experience for its complexity, emotional influence and sensitivity.
Mental health disorders (MHDs) affect one in four people at
some stage during their lifetime. Thus, it is a condition that may affect all of us.
Chronic pain – a complex phenomenon – can cause emotional
distress which can negatively impact on biological and behavioural reactions, that, in
turn, may adversely affect the patient’s mood.
Pain in paediatric patients is associated with stress and worse
medical outcome. Its assessment can be challenging, especially among the youngest (<4
years old) who have not yet developed the language ability to clearly report and
quantify the degree of their pain.