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Pain Management in Nursing Practice

Pain Management in Nursing Practice

December 2014 | 336 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Pain is a challenging area to understand for any healthcare professional, and quality training on the subject is required if nurses are to provide effective pain management and person-centred care.

Based on the curriculum developed by the International Association for the Study of Pain, this book offers an essential guide to managing pain.  Beginning with an examination of the biology of pain, it then goes on to consider pain management across the life course, looking at key topics including acute pain, cancer pain and pharmacology. Case scenarios are included throughout the book to help readers apply the knowledge they have learned to their own practice.

This book is aimed primarily at meeting the learning needs of undergraduate nurses, and is essential reading for all healthcare professionals studying pain. The text will be helpful as a basic foundation for more advanced postgraduate courses in pain management in nursing practice.

Leaders in Pain Care: An Historic Overview
The Biopsychosocial Model of Pain: Rehumanizing Care
The Neuropsychophysiology of Pain
Epidemiology of Chronic Pain
The Assessment and Measurement of Pain
Communication in Pain Management
Pharmacological and Interventional Pain Management
Acute Pain
Chronic Non-Malignant Pain
Cancer Pain
Pain Management in Palliative Care and at End of Life
Stress Management and Non-Pharmalogical Interventions for Pain
Quality, Safety and Organizational Issues in Pain Management
Pain and Human Rights

Excellent reading for staff that need to pain manage

Janet Micallef
Faculty of Health Manchester, Edge Hill University
April 14, 2016

Excellent reading for both qualified nurses and students

Janet Micallef
Faculty of Health Manchester, Edge Hill University
April 14, 2016

I really enjoyed this book - it gives an easy-to-read, yet comprehensive overview of pain management in palliative care, providing an excellent resource to many students who work within palliative and hospice care on the NMP course. Clinically I practice as a nurse consultant in children's palliative care - children are often overlooked in such texts so I was delighted to see that children are a recurrent feature of this text! I am recommending it to those professionals practicing in relevant clinical areas.

Mr Michael J Tatterton
Dept of Health Science, York University
December 9, 2015

This book engages the reader through its easy to follow text and supportive diagrams. Providing learning outcomes for each chapter enables the reader to dip in and out of the book as needed using the reflective exercises to ensure they have understood the chapter. As a lecturer in pain management I would recommend this book to both pre registration and post registration nurses.

Ms Julie Tilstone
Education, Douglas Macmillan Hospice
April 21, 2015

This is now recommended reading on our pain and symptom control module . It is a really good basic text and covers all aspects of this module providing an excellent foundation.
It is really useful for our students as their 'go to' book (from which they can develop thier reading in more depth dependant on the specific subject on the programme.)
As we could not get it in to the handbook this time but suggested it to our students and asked them to feedback. Those who have read/bought it have found it to be most helpful.
They tell us that it is the easy read style, recommended reading, along with the excellent psychological aspects that make it so useful.
We will definately have it in our handbooks as essential reading next year.

Ms Janis Hostad
April 17, 2015

Good overview of pain physiology and management. The book is useful to both pre-reg and post reg students

Janet Micallef
Faculty of Health Manchester, Edge Hill University
March 23, 2015

Very good overview of pain physiology and management.
This book addresses all aspect of the assignments for our pain management module. The case scenarios are particularly helpful

Ms Diane Loughlin
Health, Nursing & Midwifery (Hamilton), University of the West of Scotland
March 16, 2015

Excellent clearly written text

Mrs Beryl Ann Cooledge
School of Healthcare Sciences, Bangor University
April 19, 2016

Good book, discussed the essentail aspects of pain management.

Mrs Petra Chipperfield
Department of Adult Nursing, City University
January 30, 2015

I have found that this book is ideally aimed at quailfied staff nurses. I am therefore recommending for staff working in an area where pain managment is key.

Miss Rachel Hart
School of Nursing & Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University
December 17, 2014

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