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Pain , 3rd Edition

A textbook for health professionals

Edited by Hubert van Griensven, PhD, MSc(Pain), MCSP, BSc, DipAc and Jenny Strong, PhD, MOccThy and BOccThy

470 pages
Trim Size 7 1/2 X 9 1/5 in
Copyright 2024
$79.99T, Reference


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Pain: A textbook for health professionals provides a comprehensive guide to pain and pain management with a focus on interprofessional practice.

Written by internationally acclaimed authors and fully updated to reflect latest evidence and understanding, this book bridges the gap between theoretical underpinning and practice for assessment and management of patients with persistent pain – all in clear and accessible language.

Now in its third edition, the text emphasises personal aspects of pain and the therapeutic alliance, as well as social and cultural aspects of pain, pain education for patients, and multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary working. It will provide both students and clinicians with a new lens through which to understand a person’s pain experience, as well as tools for effective management.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive information about all aspects of pain and pain management
  • Relevant to a wide audience – suitable for physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, nurses and GPs, as well as undergraduate students
  • Factual and informative for clinicians in everyday practice
  • Includes information on acute as well as chronic pain

New to this Edition

  • New chapters on communication, the language of pain, pain education for patients, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary working, and inequities in pain including pain in low- and middle-income countries and amongst indigenous peoples
  • Updated chapters with new information about the psychology of pain
  • Now with full colour artworks and page design

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Author Information

Edited by Hubert van Griensven, PhD, MSc(Pain), MCSP, BSc, DipAc , Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education, St George’s, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London and Jenny Strong, PhD, MOccThy and BOccThy, Emeritus Professor, Division of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

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