DescriptionThis book explains the mechanisms that cause pain, the impact pain has on patients and their families, and the different approaches that can be used to help people with ongoing pain. The contributors are all leading nurse specialists in the field, and topics covered include the effects of nutrition on pain, massage, acupuncture and other complementary therapies, pain in older people and future developments. Learning points are included throughout the book.
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).