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A comprehensive, holistic textbook addressing--in detail--the nature of pain and its management. Features: * Expert editor and contributors * Holistic framework * Extremely well referenced, research-based * Excellent chapters on the nature of pain--both neurophysiological terms, and in psychological terms * Includes chapters on specific types of pain--e.g. cancer pain, sickle cell disease pain, etc. Also has chapters on specific client groups--e.g. children, and the elderly * Foreword by Professor Jack Hayward
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Pain Mechanisms: The Neurophysiology and Neuropsychology of Pain Perception. Psychology and Social Factors Influencing Pain: Individual Differences in the Experience of Pain. Pain and Thinking: An Introduction to Cognitive Psychology. Ethical Issues in Pain Management. The Assessemnt of Pain. The Use of Pharmacology in Pain Management. Psychological Techniques in the Management of Pain. Patient Teaching: A Pain Management Strategy. The Management of Children's Pain. Managing Post-Operative Pain: Problems and Solutions. Sickle Cell Disease Pain. Cancer Pain and Its Management. Chronic Non-Malignant Pain: A Community Based Approach to Management. Pain in the Elderly--Management Strategies. The Influence of Nursing Expertise on the Assessment of Pain: A Quality Study.

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