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The Management of Pain in Older People
by Pat Schofield

The Management of Pain in Older People will enable the reader to understand the principals underpinning the management of pain, with a particular emphais upon the care of the older person.

Features:

  • Highlights a number of questions or concerns that are important to the topic area and encourages the reader to reflect upon their own experience/beliefs
  • Concerns of the older person, which have been identified through empirical work over the past few years and the recent completion of a systemic review of literature
  • Understanding of the impact of aging upon pain physiology
  • Practical suggestions on how to apply both traditional and complementary approaches to pain management
  • Using case scenarios to demonstrate the relationship between theory and practice

Contents

  1. The Anatomy and Physiology of Pain
  2. Relating Socio-Economic Issues to Older People and Pain: Independence, Dignity and Choice
  3. 'Creaking Joints, a Bit of Arthritis, and Aches and Pains': Older People's Experiences and Perceptions of Pain
  4. Assessment of Pain
  5. Communication and Pain
  6. Acute on Chronic Pain
  7. Cancer Pain in Elderly People in Palliative Care Settings
  8. Care Homes and Other Settings
  9. Management of a Pain by Pharmacological Intervention in Older Adults
  10. Complementary Approaches
  11. Function and Rehabilitation
  12. Future Directions

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The Management of Pain in Older People
by Pat Schofield
2007 213 pages $49.00 + shipping
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