Churchill's Pocketbook of Pain


  • Catherine Stannard, FRCA, Consultant in Pain Management and Anaesthesia, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, UK
  • Sara Booth, FFARCSI, Health Services Fellow and Consultant, Physician in Palliative Medicine (Research), Sir Michael Sobell House, Oxford, UK

This pocket-sized book is an excellent accessible, portable source of guidance on the principles and practices of pain management. The new edition features a new focus on chronic pain, incorporates all of the newest pain medications, reflects our latest understanding of pain physiology, and presents entirely new sections covering functional imaging and the use of strong opioid medications for the relief of non-cancer pain.
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Book information

  • Published: September 2004
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-07424-0

Table of Contents

I. Principles of Pain Management

1. Anatomy and Physiology of Pain

2. Imaging

3. Clinical Pharmacology

4. The Opioids

5. Opioids and Non-Cancer Pain

6. Non-Opioid Analgesic

7. Local Anaesthetics

8. Antidepressants and Anticonvulsants

9. Miscellaneous Drugs Used in Pain Control

10. Neurostimulation

11. Assessment of the Patient in Pain

II. Pain of Cancer and Advanced HIV Disease

12. Cancer Pain

13. Pain and Advanced HIV Disease

III. Chronic Pain Syndromes

14. Back and Neck Pain

15. Muscular Pain

16. Scar Pain

17. Neuropathic and Central Pain

18. Facial Pain

19. Chronic Pelvic Pain

IV. Psychology and Pain

20. Psychology and Pain