Pain - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780702022937


1st Edition

Its Nature and Management

Authors: Veronica Thomas
Paperback ISBN: 9780702022937
Imprint: Bailièrre Tindall
Published Date: 7th May 1997
Page Count: 300

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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.

Table of Contents

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.


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About the Author

Veronica Thomas

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Nursing Studies, King's College, London, UK