Churchill's Pocketbook of Pain

2nd Edition


  • Print ISBN 9780443074240

Key Features

  • Offers practical information on managing pain associated with cancer, HIV, and chronic syndromes such as back pain and scar pain.
  • Presents valuable insights into the psychology of pain.
  • Reviews the basic science of pain and its management.

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


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Churchill Livingstone
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About the authors

Catherine Stannard

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant in Pain Management and Anaesthesia, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, UK

Sara Booth

Affiliations and Expertise

Health Services Fellow and Consultant, Physician in Palliative Medicine (Research), Sir Michael Sobell House, Oxford, UK