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Principles and practice of managing pain : a guide for nursing and allied health professionals / Gareth Parsons, Wayne Preece.

Parsons, Gareth. (author). Preece, Wayne (author).
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Location: IAHS STACKS RB127.P277 2010
Barcode: 30731101157364
Status: Available
Location: IAHS STACKS RB127.P277 2010
Barcode: 30731101157430
Status: Available

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780335235995 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 0335235999 (paperback)
  • Physical Description: xvi, 198 pages : illustrations ;
  • Publisher: Maidenhead, Berkshire, England : McGraw Hill Open University Press, c2010.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
What is pain? -- dilemmas in pain management -- communicating the experience of pain -- pain assessment -- the pharmacology of pain control -- delivering pain management -- acute pain management: planning for pain -- chronic pain management -- pain management in palliative care.
Summary, etc.:
This text provides a guide to pain and how it affects patients and care giving. It considers: Different pain types including acute, chronic and palliative; Assessing pain Treatment and pharmacology of pain control; Challenging situations and dilemmas; Communicating with patients in pain; Ethical and legal aspects of treating pain. The book also considers the experience of pain from the patients' perspective, to help healthcare students better understand the needs of patients who are in pain and how they can improve the care they give. Case studies, tools for decision making, insights on patient experiences and reflective exercises included.
Subject: Pain.
Pain > Treatment.
Pain > nursing.
Allied Health Personnel.
Palliative Care|xmethods.