The highly anticipated new edition of Pain: a textbook for health professionals (previous subtitle a textbook for therapists) has undergone a major rewrite in order to reflect the rapid developments in the field of pain management. It highlights an effective and evidence-based method, providing the theoretical basis to help with the assessment and management of persistent pain, while also discussing in depth a range of specific approaches.
Pain: a textbook for health professionals is written emphatically from a biopsychosocial perspective. In order to set the scene, the introductory section includes chapters on the patient's voice and social determinants of pain. This ensures that the deeply personal and social aspects of pain are not lost among the more technical and biological commentary. These aspects provide an overall context, and are revisited in chapters on participation of life roles, work rehabilitation and psychology.
The basic science section includes key chapters on the psychology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of pain. This provides a basis for subsequent chapters on specific approaches such as pharmacology, physical therapy and complementary medicine. Pain in specific patient groups, including children, the elderly and those with cancer, are dealt with in separate chapters, as are pain problems such as complex regional pain syndrome and chronic spinal pain. Although the emphasis of the book is on long term pain, acute pain is discussed as a possible precursor and determinant of chronicity.
"The book covers a multitude of facets with regards relieving a patients pain, there are sections for pharmacological actions, rehabilitation, manual therapy and exercise therapy to name a few. The book is well researched and gives a very comprehensive overview of the major factors a therapist would require to treat pain." Physical Therapy In Sport, oct 14
Patient-centred approach to care - advocates listening to the patient's voice
Covers social determinants of pain
Guides the reader from pain psychology to the practical application of psychological interventions
Learning aids - chapter objectives, reflective exercises, case examples, and revision questions
Emphasizes an evidence-based perspective
Written by an international team of experts
New to this Edition
topics such as pain in children and the elderly, pain education for professionals, disability and medico-legal aspects
expanded focus on complex regional pain syndrome, acupuncture and psychology
improved layout for a better learning and studying experience
14. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and acupuncture Mark I. Johnson and Carole A. Paley
15. Complementary therapy approaches to pain Peter Mackereth, Ann Carter and Jacqui Stringer
16. Workplace rehabilitation L. Gibson and J. Strong
SECTION 3 - SPECIAL ISSUES
17. Pain education for professionals Emma Briggs and Sarah E. Henderson
18. Pain in childhood Anita M. Unruh and Patrick J. McGrath
19. Pain in the elderly Stephen J. Gibson
20. Cancer pain Sally Bennett, Geoffrey Mitchell and Jenny Strong
21. Managing chronic spinal pain Diarmuid Denneny
22. Rehabilitation and the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health Karl S. Bagraith and Jenny Strong
23. Participating in life roles Jenny Strong
24. Persistent pain and the law: clinical and legal aspects of chronic pain George Mendelson and Danuta Mendelson
25. Chronic pain and psychiatric problems Harold Merskey
26. Acute pain Stephan A. Schug, Deborah Watson and Esther M. Pogatzki-Zahn
27. Conclusions: the future Hubert van Griensven, Jenny Strong, Anita M. Unruh
Edited by Hubert van Griensven, PhD, MSc(Pain), MCSP, BSc, DipAc, Research Fellow in Physiotherapy, University of Brighton, Eastbourne, East Sussex, UK, and Consultant Physiotherapist, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Essex, UK; Jenny Strong, PhD, MoccThy, BoccThy, Professor of Occupational Therapy, Division of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, and Anita M. Unruh, PhD, MSW, BScot, Associate Dean (Research and Academic), Academic Integrity Officer, Faculty of Health Professions, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada.
246 X 189 (7 11/16 x 9 7/16)
Please allow 3 - 4 weeks for delivery.
"The book covers a multitude of facets with regards relieving a patients pain, there are sections for pharmacological actions, rehabilitation, manual therapy and exercise therapy to name a few. The book is well researched and gives a very comprehensive overview of the major factors a therapist would require to treat pain." Reviewed by: Physical Therapy In Sport, Date: Oct 14