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This insightful and informative book will help you deliver better pain management services to the people you care for. Incorporating biomedical, surgical, psychological, social, and spiritual perspectives, it provides vital, up-to-date information about how to reduce physical pain and explores techniques for improving people’s ability to cope with it. Helpful tables provide easy access to information on medications for pain and managing side effects.
Chronic Pain: Biomedical and Spiritual Approaches is filled with resources for the person in pain and for the health or religious professionals working to help them. It gives you very specific suggestions on how to manage chronic pain, including detailed information about medications, alternative therapies, psychological treatments, and spiritual strategies for pain management. The book is completed by two thoughtful appendixes: one examining pain medications and ways to manage their side effects and the other providing scriptural passages that can comfort those in pain.
In addition to his experiences treating patients with chronic pain, the author suffers from chronic pain and disability himself. In this very personal book, he explores ways to help people coping with:
Posted May 28, 2003
This is the best book I've ever read on chronic pain. It has some of the latest treatments and even if they don't work, it talks about how a spiritual approach can help you deal with the pain. Practical and very readable.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.