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Slovenska pediatrija 2014; 21: 25-31

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QUALITY HEALTHCARE OF THE CHILD WITH HEADACHE

S. Poljanšek
Klinični oddelek za otroško, mladostniško in razvojno nevrologijo, Pediatrična klinika, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenija

B. Župančič
Klinični oddelek za otroško, mladostniško in razvojno nevrologijo, Pediatrična klinika, Univerzitetni klinični center Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenija

Abstract

Many children suffer from headaches. In most cases the headache passes quickly, usually even without medications. First of all it is very important to find the cause of the headache. Perhaps it is not just a “primary headache”, which means headache as a disease. If the headache is a consequence of some other medical condition, it is referred to as “secondary headache” (1). With quality healthcare we make it possible for the child and his family to have a better quality of life. We teach them how to cope with the headache, and how to relieve pain, mostly with non-pharmacological measures thus reducing the use of medications.

Key words: headache, child, quality healthcare.