Causes and Management

eBook - 1998
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Nurses at all stages of their careers have a pivotal role in dealing with patients in pain. This book is an essential guide to the management and understanding of pain and provides clear and accessible information on identification and classification of pain, responses, and systems for treatment and their impact upon the patient. The book focuses on the causes and effects of pain including injury, surgery, infection and disease, and considers situations that nurses and health-care professionals may encounter in the clinical setting. Treatments including pharmacological, surgical and complementary techniques are illustrated and emphasis is given to the patient's conception of pain and the factors influencing management and therapy.

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Addresses the multidimensional nature of pain and its physiological, spiritual, psychological, and social components. Explores how individuals vary in their approach to pain and how this can affect both their pain experience and the effectiveness of interventions for pain relief. In addition, explores the myths and misconceptions surrounding pain and its management, as well as the pharmacological, surgical, and non-pharmacological interventions, including the major analgesics and adjuvant drugs. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: Malden, Mass. : BlackwellScience, 1998
ISBN: 9780632060269
Characteristics: 1 online resource (iv, 250 p.) : ill
Additional Contributors: Redmond, Kathy


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