Pain: Its Nature and Treatment available in Paperback
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- Elsevier Health Sciences
This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It provides a concise and easily understandable account of the nature of pain and its treatment. Unlike most books currently on the market, it is written at a level suitable for medical students and other non-specialists.
• An accessible treatment of the subject suitable for medical students, nurses and physiotherapists Broad coverage of the nature of pain, its biological and psychological basis and treatment methods
• Particular attention is paid to techniques of clinical examination and pain assessment
• Covers acute and chronic pain
• Full coverage of the physical and psychological techniques used in the management of pain
|Publisher:||Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Emeritus Professor of Psychological Medicine, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Pain Management Service, St James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK
Table of Contents
Part 1 The nature of pain
The nature of pain. Pain in society. The measurement of pain. Basic mechanisms of pain. The biopsychosocial nature of pain.
Part 2 Clinical Aspects of Pain
Acute and chronic pain. Pain syndroms in the head, face and neck. Spinal and radicular pain. Local pain symdromes of the limbs. Thoracic, abdominal and pelvic pain syndromes. Generalised pain syndromes. Pain and mental disorders.
Part 3 Pain management
The examination of patients with pain. Pain management services. Management of acute pain. Management of chronic non-cancer pain. Management of cancer pain. Psychological techniques in pain management.