The contributors are all leading nurse specialists in the field, and topics covered include the effects of nutrition on pain, massage, acupuncture, pain in older people and a discussion of the developing role of nurses in this important clinical area.
Chapter 1 The anatomy and Physiology of pain. (Rachel Drago).
Chapter 2 The impact of chronic pain. (Pat Schofield).
Chapter 3 The multi–disciplinary team. (Linzi Fletcher and Helen McDonald).
Chapter 4 The assessment of pain. (Pat Schofield).
Chapter 5 Massage. (Amanda Howarth).
Chapter 6 Acupuncture in pain management. (Louise Robson and Joseph Robson).
Chapter 7 Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation. (Debbie Poole).
Chapter 8 The Sensory environment (Snoezelen). (Pat Schofield).
Chapter 9 Food and Pain. (Sue Zmarzty).
Chapter 10 Chronic pain pharmacology. (Margaret Dunham).
Chapter 11 Alcoholism and addiction: The management of spiritual pain in the clinical environment. (Paul Bibby).
Chapter 12 Pain in older people. (S.Jose Closs).
Chapter 13 Future directions. (Pat Schofield and Margaret Dunham).