Principles and Practice of Managing Pain

Wayne Preece, Gareth Parsons

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This practical introductory text provides an accessible guide to pain and how it affects patient snad 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 health care 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 readers’ opportunities reflect upon their 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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEngland
PublisherOpen University Press
Number of pages193
ISBN (Print)9780335235995
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


  • pain educators
  • pain management


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