ABOUT THIS BOOK
- Takes unprecedented multidisciplinary approach to understanding the effective evaluation and management of pain across the life process in the context of palliative care
- Includes expert research from the fields of genetics, biology, psychology, anthropology, neurology, oncology, substance abuse and pharmacology, pharmacoeconomics, gerontology, pediatrics, health services research, rehabilitative medicine, palliative care, and public policy
Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care:Biobehavioral Approaches for the Life Course Rhonda J. Moore, editor Chronic pain sends millions to doctors every year—yet for many, due to professional caution, incomplete assessment, or other reasons, their treatment is less than adequate in relieving their suffering. With the rise of integrative perspectives and the emphasis on overall quality of life rather than discrete symptoms, pain management is gaining importance across medical disciplines. The Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care meets the needs of this growing field by taking both a biobehavioral and a lifespan approach to understanding long-term and chronic pain and intervening to improve patients’ optimal functioning. Rich in clinical diversity, chapters explore emerging areas of interest (computer-based interventions, fibromyalgia, stress), ongoing concerns (cancer pain, low back pain), and special populations (pediatric, elders, veterans). This coverage provides readers with a knowledge base in assessment, treatment, and management that is up-to-date, practice-strengthening, and forward-looking. Subject areas featured in the Handbook Patient/practitioner communication. Assessment tools and strategies. Common pain conditions across the lifespan. Biobehavioral mechanisms of chronic pain. Pharmaceutical, neurological, and rehabilitative interventions. Psychosocial, complementary/alternative, narrative, and spiritual approaches. Ethical issues and future directions.The Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care stands out as a one-stop reference for a range of professionals, including health practitioners specializing in pain management or palliative care, clinical and health psychologists, public health professionals, and clinicians and administrators in long-term care and hospice.
Content Level » Research
Keywords » AIDS - Abdominal pain - Acute pain - Behavioral approaches to pain - Cancer pain - Causes of pain - Chronic pain - Diabetic nerve pain - Disability - End of life - Fibromyalgia - Genetics of pain - HIV - Inflammatory pain - Intrathecal pain therapy - Low back pain - Mechanisms of pain - Migraine - Musculoskeletal pain - Nerve blocks - Nerve injury - Neuroanatomy of pain - Neurosurgical approaches to pain - Occupational injury - Orofacial pain - Pain education - Pain evaluation - Pain imaging - Pain in children - Pain in the elderly - Pain perception - Pain policy - Pain treatment - Palliative care - Peripheral neuropathy - Phantom limb pain - Pharmacogenetics of pain - Placebo effect - Postsurgical pain - Psychosocial aspects of pain - Quality of life - Social aspects of pain - Stress - Temporomandibular disorders - Terminal cancer - Trigeminal neuralgia - Trigger points
Related subjects » Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine - Medicine - Neurology