In recent years the amount of research carried out on pain has increased enormously, and the expectations of both patients and doctors regarding its treatment have been raised. Pain, which in the past was taken for granted as an inevitable consequence of surgical procedures or terminal illness can now be alleviated, and it has become more important for all doctors to have a basic understanding of the subject. The early clinical contact and the problem-solving approach of the new curriculum means that medical students will encounter the problem of pain much earlier in their careers than formerly. This book provides a concise and easily understandable account of the nature of pain and its treatment. Unlike most books currently on the market, it is written at a level suitable for medical students and other non-specialists.
- Limba : Engleza
- Cuprins : Part 1 The nature of pain The nature of pain. Pain in society. The measurement of pain. Basic mechanisms of pain. The biopsychosocial nature of pain. Part 2 Clinical Aspects of Pain Acute and chronic pain. Pain syndroms in the head, face and neck. Spinal and radicular pain. Local pain symdromes of the limbs. Thoracic, abdominal and pelvic pain syndromes. Generalised pain syndromes. Pain and mental disorders. Part 3 Pain management The examination of patients with pain. Pain management services. Management of acute pain. Management of chronic non-cancer pain. Management of cancer pain. Psychological techniques in pain management.
- Data Publicarii : 16 May 2006
- Format : Paperback
- Numar pagini : 260
- ISBN : 9780443063527