Aging Medicine

Handbook of Pain Relief in Older Adults

An Evidence-Based Approach

Editors: Gloth, Michael (Ed.)

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Twenty-five to fifty percent of older adults suffer from pain that interferes with daily activities, yet too few practitioners are using the available tools appropriately to bring pain under control. In the Handbook of Pain Relief in Older Adults: An Evidence-Based Approach, recognized authorities with varied backgrounds in clinical practice and research share their insights and methods in dealing with unnecessary pain in the elderly. Topics range from the crucial importance of properly assessing individual pain to practical guidance in the choice of medication and techniques. The authors detail pharmacotherapy (nonopioids, opioids, and adjuvants), interventional strategies, the role of rehabilitation in managing pain in seniors, and the problems of pain management in long-term care. Additional chapters explore spirituality as an adjunct to pain management, the importance of political involvement to free clinicians impeded by laws and regulations, and the use of the internet and electronic medical records to foster improved pain-care. Supplementary features include continuing medical education (CME) questions and the opportunity to acquire 6.5 AMA/PRA category 1 CME credits from Seton Hall University School of Graduate Medical Education, and an appendix of analgesics that details starting oral doses, maximum daily oral doses, and special considerations for the elderly.
Comprehensive and practical, the Handbook of Pain Relief in Older Adults: An Evidence-Based Approach offers physicians, health care workers, and interested patients and caregivers a magisterial survey of the problem of pain in the elderly, covering not only the standard clinical issues in pain management, but also the psychological, cultural, and legal aspects that are critical to relieving pain in older adults.

Reviews

"..is a very useful and timely creation...a very useful and innovative CD-ROM. There are excellent chapters on various non-opiates and opiates with their recommended usage...an excellent book, to be read by all doctors wishing to improve their knowledge and understanding in the field and as an "eye opener." -The Royal College of Surgeons of England

"This book is comprehensive and easy to read, intended for doctors, physician's assistants, and nurse practitioners working in the field of geriatrics. The book is recommended for any medical library and would also be a useful textbook or discussion resource for students interested in geriatric medicine." -E-STREAMS

"...a unique and notable contribution to the pain and aging literature...an engaging and informative read" - Canadian Journal on Aging

"...this volume is a useful introduction to pain management in the elderly." - Can J Anesth

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Pain, Pain Everywhere ... Almost

    Gloth, F. Michael

    Pages 1-14

  • Assessment

    Gloth, F. Michael

    Pages 15-28

  • Preventive Analgesia Evaluation and Therapy

    Koo, Peter J. S.

    Pages 29-62

  • Spirituality As an Adjunct to Pain Management

    Ranjan, Aparna (et al.)

    Pages 63-72

  • The Role of Rehabilitation in Managing Pain in Seniors

    Gloth, Mark J.

    Pages 73-86

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  • ISBN 978-1-59259-668-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Pain Relief in Older Adults
Book Subtitle
An Evidence-Based Approach
Editors
  • Michael Gloth
Series Title
Aging Medicine
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-59259-668-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59259-668-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 264
Number of Illustrations and Tables
19 illustrations in colour
Topics