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Chronic Pain: A Health Policy Perspective

Chronic Pain: A Health Policy Perspective

Saifudin Rashiq (Editor), Donald Schopflocher (Editor), Paul Taenzer (Editor), Egon Jonsson (Series Editor)

ISBN: 978-3-527-62266-5

Nov 2008, Wiley-Blackwell

304 pages

Description

Discussing all aspects of chronic pain management, this is the second volume of the new book series on health care and disease management, published with the Institute of Health Economics (IHE) in Edmonton, Canada.
The authors provide an introduction into history, pathophysiology, ethics and epidemiology of chronic pain before covering the different aspects of treating chronic pain in more detail. Different ways for improving pain management as well as policy implications are highlighted.
The title is targeted towards clinicians and professionals in the health care industry dealing with chronic pain.
CONTEXT
The Lived Experience of Chronic Pain: Evidence of People's Voices
History and Definition of Chronic Pain
The Descriptive Epidemiology of Chronic Pain
The Economics of Chronic Pain
Ethical Considerations in the Treatment of Chronic Pain
The Pathophysiology of Chronic Pain
TREATMENT
Why Pain Becomes Chronic
What Chronic Pain Looks Like to Clinicians
Drug Treatments for Chronic Pain
Non-Drug Treatments for Chronic Pain
Interventional Treatments for Chronic Pain
Multidisciplinary Pain Clinics
Complementary and Alternative Medicine Approaches to Chronic Pain
Self-Management for Chronic Pain
SPECIAL CHALLENGES IN CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT
Chronic Pain in Persons with Mental Health Issues
Chronic Pain in Injured Workers
Chronic Pain and Addictions
Chronic Pain in Children
Chronic Pain in Elderly Persons
Chronic Pain in Indigenous Populations
HEALTH SYSTEMS AND CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT
Mass Media Campaigns for the Prevention of Back Pain Related Disability
Improving Pain Management Education
The Alberta Chronic Pain Ambassador Program
Organizing Health Systems for Successful Pain Management
Chronic Pain Management: The Quebec Experience