Principles and Practice of Managing Pain: A Guide for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals (Paperback)

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This practical introductory text provides an accessible 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 provide opportunities for you to reflect upon your own practice and to develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

"Principles and Practice of Managing Pain" is ideal for students preparing to practice in a health care environment.

Contributor Maria Parry, Senior Lecturer Palliative Care, University of Glamorgan, UK.

About the Author


Gareth Parsons is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Health Sport and Science at the University of Glamorgan, UK. He is the Award Leader for the BSc (Hons) Managing Pain degree and a member of the UK Pain Society and the Welsh Pain Society. Wayne Preece is Principal Lecturer (distance education development) at the Faculty of Health Sport and Science at the University of Glamorgan, UK.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780335235995
ISBN-10: 0335235999
Publisher: Open University Press
Publication Date: October 1st, 2010
Pages: 218
Language: English