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Pain. Causes and Management

  • ID: 2246905
  • Book
  • 260 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Nurses at all stages of their careers have a pivotal role in the care of patients in pain. This book is an essential guide to the understanding and management of pain. It provides clear and accessible information on this important topic.There is a consideration of how patient responses to pain and ability to cope are influenced by a variety of factors. The book focuses on the causes and effects of pain including injury, surgery, infection and disease and considers situations which nurses and health care professionals may encounter in the clinical setting. Treatments including pharmacological, surgical, non–invasive, and complementary techniques are outlined and placed within the framework of overall patient needs to combat pain.
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Introduction; The physiology of pain; The causes of clinical pain; The pain experience; Barriers to effective pain management; The nursing management of patients with pain; Treatment of pain: pharmacological and surgical techniques; Treatment of pain: non–invasive and complementary techniques; References; Glossary; Index.
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"This is the book for all healthcare professionals to read in detail or refer to on the subject of pain. It not only describes the physiology and causes of pain but also addresses the mysteries of pain, such as phantom and referred pain."

Nicola Eaton, Nursing Standard, 1999

"Slim but fulsome: a primer on pain...a well–researched and compiled book"

Nursing Times

"An excellent text book for any practitioner new to the role of pain management who wishes to expand their knowledge." Nurse Education Today

"...this text should prove a valuable addition to the library shelves and, ideally, individual purchase for both the general nurse as well as those seeking to pursue pain relief as a specialized area of care." Journal of Advanced Nursing

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