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Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care

Biobehavioral Approaches for the Life Course

Moore, Rhonda J. (Ed.)

2013, XXVIII, 865 p. 58 illus., 32 illus. in color.

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  • Takes multidisciplinary approach to chronic pain across the lifespan
  •  Explores emerging areas such as computer-based interventions and fibromyalgia
  • Includes research from genetics, biology, psychology, neurology, oncology, anthropology, and more

This book takes both a biobehavioral and a lifespan approach to understanding long-term and chronic pain, and intervening to optimize patients’ functioning. Rich in clinical diversity, chapters explore emerging areas of interest (computer-based interventions, fibromyalgia, stress), ongoing concerns (cancer pain, low back pain), and special populations (pediatric, elderly, military). This coverage provides readers with a knowledge base in assessment, treatment, and  management that is up to date, practice strengthening, and forward looking. Subject areas featured in the Handbook include:

 ▪ Patient-practitioner communication

▪ Assessment tools and strategies

▪ Common pain conditions across the lifespan

▪ Biobehavioral mechanisms of chronic pain

▪ Pharmaceutical, neurological, and rehabilitative interventions

▪ Psychosocial, complementary/alternative, narrative, and spiritual approaches

▪ Ethical issue and future directions

 With the rise of integrative perspective and the emphasis on overall quality of life rather than discrete symptoms, pain management is gaining importance across medical disciplines. Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care stands out as a one-stop reference for a range of professionals, including health practitioners specializing in pain management or palliative care, clinical and health psychologists, public health professionals, and clinicians and administrators in long-term care and hospice.

 

 

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Abdominal pain - Acute pain - Behavioral approaches to pain - Cancer pain - Causes of pain - Chronic pain - Diabetic nerve pain - Disability and pain - End-of-life pain - Fibromyalgia treatments - Genetics of pain - HIV/AIDS and pain - Inflammatory pain - Intrathecal pain therapy - Low back pain - Mechanisms of pain - Migraine headache treatments - Musculoskeletal pain - Nerve blocks for pain - Nerve injury pain - Neuroanatomy of pain - Neurosurgical approaches to pain - Occupational injury and pain - Orofacial pain - Pain and quality of life - Pain education - Pain evaluation - Pain imaging - Pain in children - Pain in the elderly - Pain perception - Pain policy - Pain treatments - Palliative care - Peripheral neuropathy pain - Phantom limb pain - Pharmacogenetics of pain - Placebo effect and pain - Postsurgical pain - Psychosocial aspects of pain - Social aspects of pain - Stress and pain - Temporomandibular disorders - Trigeminal neuralgia - Trigger points of pain

Related subjects » Health Psychology & Behavioral Medicine - Medicine - Neurology

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