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Living Successfully with Chronic Pain
     

Living Successfully with Chronic Pain

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by Mrs Ruth Stella MacLean
 

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Living Successfully with Chronic Pain is a handbook of real-life solutions for those who live with chronic pain. Author Ruth Stella MacLean provides techniques and practices that lead to a fuller and more satisfying life, despite the presence of pain. Often times, the person affected feels defeated. Pain takes over his life and his disposition. This book presents

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Living Successfully with Chronic Pain is a handbook of real-life solutions for those who live with chronic pain. Author Ruth Stella MacLean provides techniques and practices that lead to a fuller and more satisfying life, despite the presence of pain. Often times, the person affected feels defeated. Pain takes over his life and his disposition. This book presents practical ways to move past the pain and toward a more gratifying life.

Chronic pain affects the body's systems as well as one's emotional wellbeing. Negative feelings such as disappointment, grief, and depression are discussed along with ways to resolve them and move on. Pain needs to be understood and accepted, rather than fought with. The pain need not be the identifying feature of one's life, nor should it diminish it. In fact, chronic pain can be the catalyst to enrich one's life in unexpected and very fulfilling ways. Accepting the changed circumstances is a difficult process for those with chronic pain, but this guide provides the necessary insight to successfully understand and nurture the possibilities that lie ahead.

This guide has input from two perspectives since MacLean has an extensive nursing career, having worked with those living with chronic pain, and she has lived with chronic pain for more than twenty years. She conveys information through personal discoveries in her life as well as her experiences helping others. The end of each chapter gives the reader a chance to consider alternative coping options and issues surrounding his chronic pain situation. In addition to being of interest to those with chronic pain, this book is a useful guide for therapists, psychologists, and health professionals, especially those involved in holistic approaches to pain management. MacLean believes that Living Successfully with Chronic Pain will guide those with chronic pain to a rewarding and purposeful life beyond the pain they face daily.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780987829504
Publisher:
Ruth MacLean
Publication date:
02/28/2012
Pages:
110
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.26(d)

Meet the Author

Ruth Stella MacLean is a retired registered nurse with a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Mount Allison University. She is a retired Certified Management Accountant and obtained the designation of Canadian Heath Service Executive before leaving her position as Director of Ambulatory Care at the Moncton Hospital in Moncton N.B. Canada. Among her responsibilities as Director of Ambulatory Care, was the management of a Pain Clinic that dealt with treatment of chronic pain.
Ruth Stella MacLean writes from the unique perspective of a person with chronic pain as well as a nurse and hospital manager for over fifteen years. She understands the medical system and how it works. This knowledge helped her manage her pain but did not go far enough in assuring her complete rehabilitation from a life of pain to a life of fulfillment and happiness. Living Successfully With Chronic Pain has real solutions offered by someone who has lived life not only as a healthcare professional managing a pain clinic, but also as a person who has received the best care the medical profession has to offer people with chronic pain.
Yet it was not enough. This shortfall between what the medical model has to offer, and what the individual with chronic pain needs, is the focus of this book.
She maintains a website for those interested in issues around chronic pain. www.livingsuccessfullywithchronicpain.com
During her professional life as a hospital director, and later as published author, Ruth Stella MacLean gave speeches, workshops, radio and newspaper interviews, and continues to do speaking engagements and workshops whenever the opportunity arises.
She's a published fiction author under her pseudonym, Stella MacLean. She is presently under contract for two more Super Romance Books to be published by Harlequin. If you'd like to know more about her career as a fiction author, please visit; www.stellamaclean.com

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