Volume 16. Understanding Pain for Better Clinical Practice

1st Edition

A Psychological Perspective

Author:

  • Print ISBN 9780444515919

Key Features

  • Volume 16 in an established series conceived and commissioned by Sir Patrick Wall
  • Written by probably the best known figure in the field of the psychological management of pain
  • Clinically relevant and research based
  • Written by a leading researcher who is also a practitioner and understands the problems and concerns of clinicians
  • Fully up to the minute - based on the very latest research

Table of Contents

PART I: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF PAIN PERCEPTION AND BEHAVIOR
Chapter 1 The need to understand the psychology of pain
Chapter 2 Models of pain perception
Chapter 3 The biological-psychological interface: Pain perception
Chapter 4 Attending to pain stimuli: Vigilance and Distraction
Chapter 5 Emotions and the experience of pain
Chapter 6 Interpreting pain signals: Cognitions
Chapter 7 Learning to cope: Behavior in pain and health
Chapter 8 An integrated model
PART II: IMPLICATIONS FOR CLINICAL PRACTICE
Chapter 9 Why does chronic pain develop?
Chapter 10 Communicating with patients
Chapter 11 Managing the first visit
Chapter 12 Early identification of "at risk" patients: screening
Chapter 13 Early intervention
Chapter 14 The way forward

Appendix Session manual for therapist's: Cognitive-behavioral early intervention for groups

Details

No. of pages:
208
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2005
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
Print ISBN:
9780444515919

About the author

Steven Linton

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Orebro University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden