Chronic Pain and Family

A Clinical Perspective

Authors: Roy, Ranjan

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About this book

Chronic pain affects every facet of a patient’s life, and nowhere is this more evident than in the complex arena of family life. Chronic Pain and Family: a Clinical Perspective examines typical family issues associated with prolonged illness, offering realistic ways to approach them in therapy.

Informed by current practice and his own experience, noted author/clinician Ranjan Roy brings fresh insights to common pain scenarios and therapeutic impasses, and provides a framework for assessing marital and family relationships when chronic pain is a defining factor. Clinicians will get not only a clearer understanding of sensitive issues, but also effective strategies for engaging clients without turning them off.

Coverage includes:

  • Meanings of pain in relationships
  • "Who Does What?": exploring changes in family roles
  • Resistance to treatment: why it occurs and how to work through it
  • Health concerns and other burdens on well spouses and children
  • Sexuality, domestic abuse, and other "silent" issues
  • Case examples demonstrating therapy step-by-step with a range of couples and families

For therapists and social workers who deal with this growing population of patients, Chronic Pain and Family: A Clinical Perspective stands at a unique intersection of pain/disability and family resources. Roy’s recognition of the family’s changing demographics together with his synthesis of clinical knowledge make the book suitable for graduate-level courses as well.

About the authors

Ranjan Roy is Professor of Social Work and Clinical Health Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba, Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. He is also a Consultant (Scientific) in the Department of Anethesia, St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg. He has authored and edited 11 books and published more than 80 scientific papers and chapters. He has been an invited lecturer on the psychological and social aspects of chronic pain. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Science and Humanities.

Table of contents (1 chapters)

  • The Impact of Chronic Pain on Marriage and Family

    Pages 16-28

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4419-2128-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chronic Pain and Family
Book Subtitle
A Clinical Perspective
Authors
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-29649-4
DOI
10.1007/0-387-29649-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-29648-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2128-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 158
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