Using a unique, holistic framework, this book comprehensively explores the neurophysiological and psychological aspects of pain, and details the various options for its management. Individual chapters address different specific types of pain, e.g., cancer pain and sickle cell disease pain, and explore the effects of pain on distinct client populations, such as children and the elderly.
Pain Mechanisms: The Neurophysiology and Neuropsychology of Pain Perception. Psychology and Social Factors Influencing Pain: Individual Differences in the Experience of Pain. Pain and Thinking: An Introduction to Cognitive Psychology. Ethical Issues in Pain Management. The Assessemnt of Pain. The Use of Pharmacology in Pain Management. Psychological Techniques in the Management of Pain. Patient Teaching: A Pain Management Strategy. The Management of Children's Pain. Managing Post-Operative Pain: Problems and Solutions. Sickle Cell Disease Pain. Cancer Pain and Its Management. Chronic Non-Malignant Pain: A Community Based Approach to Management. Pain in the Elderly--Management Strategies. The Influence of Nursing Expertise on the Assessment of Pain: A Quality Study.
By Veronica Nicky Thomas, BSc, PhD, DipN, RGN, CPsychol, DipCouns, Department of Nursing Studies, King's College, London, UK