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Manage Your Pain

Author : Michael Nicholas
ISBN : 9780285641358
Genre : Family & Relationships
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The causes of chronic pain can range from a physical injury, arthritis or cancer, a neurological problem or environmental and psychological factors. Whatever the cause the sufferer endures complete disruption to their life and excruciating pain that no drug can alleviate. Manage Your Pain can guide anyone towards taking the first steps on the path towards recovery from pain. Drawing on the authors' extensive experience and the latest research Manage Your Pain explains the positive and practical ways in which you can adapt to chronic pain and minimise the impact it has on your life. The way forward is to understand that there is a pattern to the pain you suffer and that practical steps can be taken to return to normal life. Manage Your Pain is now fully revised and updated to include a special chapter on pain management for older people, as well as clearly explaining the causes of pain and providing steps that anyone can take to minimise the impact of persistent pain on a sufferer's life, work and leisure. The authors are highly qualified and experienced medical professionals who specialise in pain management. They bring several differing specialities to this book, ensuring that the widest range of treatments are covered. Professor Michael Nicolas and Dr Allan Molloy teach at the University of Sydney, Lois Tonkin is a senior physiotherapist while Lee Beeston is a senior nurse specialising in pain management programmes. They have all worked on the internationally acclaimed ADAPT programme at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia.

Manage Your Pain

Author : Michael Nicholas
ISBN : 9780285641358
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Sufferers of chronic pain learn how to adapt their lives and negotiate their discomfort with the techniques illustrated in this book. A wide range of approaches for managing persistent pain are described, offering chronic pain sufferers options that take into account the level of pain and lifestyle. Based on two highly successful multidisciplinary pain-management programs in the UK and Australia, the suggestions demonstrate awareness of current medical thinking and draw on the latest scientific research. For people who do not wish to rely on prescribed drugs, an integrated method is used, including physiotherapy and psychological techniques. This new edition is fully revised and updated to include a special chapter on pain management for the elderly, as well as clearly explaining the causes of pain and providing steps that anyone can take to minimize the impact of persistent pain on a sufferer's life, work, and leisure.

Manage Your Pain

Author : Michael Kenneth Nicholas
ISBN : 073333024X
Genre : Chronic pain
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This is Australia's leading handbook on pain. The edition has been completely revised and updated to include the latest thinking and research.

Manage Your Pain 3rd Edition

Author : Michael Nicholas
ISBN : 9780730497653
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Practical and positive ways of adapting to chronic pain. Chronic pain has been described as a silent epidemic. More than one in ten people - over ten per cent of the population - suffer from persisting pain. Over the last month, how often have you: 1. taken pain killers so you could do something you know would stir up your pain? 2. completed a task, regardless of pain, then 'paid' for it later with more pain? 3. found that pain is interfering with your sleep, work, sport and social activities? 4. had one or more long rest periods during the day because of your pain? 5. felt you cannot go on as your pain gets worse 6. worried that your doctors have 'missed something'? 7. been told to 'live with the pain' but not shown how to do it? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, then MANAGE YOUR PAIN will help to improve your life. All too frequently, chronic pain cannot be successfully treated - and drugs are not always the answer. But the combination of approaches provided by MANAGE YOUR PAIN can help you learn to minimise the impact of pain, and put persisting pain where it belongs - in the background of your life.

From Acute To Chronic Back Pain

Author : Monika I. Hasenbring
ISBN : 9780191625725
Genre : Medical
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Chronic back pain has been and continues to be a major cause of distress (both to people with persistent pain and their significant others), disability, work loss, and a huge cost to society. Moreover, with the aging population, it is becoming even more prevalent and as a consequence is having an escalating impact upon the healthcare systems and society as a whole worldwide. A significant issue concerns understanding why, although the majority of people with acute back symptoms recover in a reasonable time, a significant minority evolve into patients with chronic pain and prolonged pain-related disability. Understanding the variables that contribute to chronicity could serve as a basis for early intervention to prevent the downward spiral. In the past 15 years, psychological and psychobiological mechanisms have been identified as important risk factors in back pain, leading to the development of early screending methods (Yellow Flag diagnostics) and new psychosocial interventions. These work by closely targeting treatment modalities to patients' needs. However, many aspects of how acute pain becomes chronic pain remain unexplained. Recent neurobiological work investigating genetic, neurophysiological, and biomechanical processes has uncovererd important mechanisms involved in chronic and acute back pain. From Acute to Chronic Back Pain examines the risk factors and mechanisms involved in the transition from acute to chronic back pain. It integrates genetic, biomechnanical neurobiological, psychophysiological, psychosocial, and socieconomic risk factors. Moreover, the text examines advances in treatment approaches based on evidence from published studies-ranging from prevention of disability to pharmacological, psychological, and rehabilitative strategies and methods. Broad in scope, and with contributions from leading authorities in their respective fields, this book is a valuable and comprehensive work for the many specialities involved with back pain - including those in the fields of clinical and health psychology, physiology, epidemiology, and pain.

Chronic Illness And Disability

Author : Esther Chang
ISBN : 9780729581615
Genre : Medical
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An updated edition of the essential nursing guide to a 21st-century ‘epidemic’. Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide and, increasingly, nurses in Australia and New Zealand are caring for people with chronic disease and disability across a range of care settings. This new edition of Chronic Illness and Disability: Principles for Nursing Practice is an indispensible tool, helping nursing students and health professionals acquire the knowledge and skills for competent quality care. This highly regarded nursing text remains the only Australia/New Zealand nursing text to provide the holistic framework, principles of practice and models of care essential for nurses caring for individuals and families experiencing chronic illness and disability. Chronic Illness and Disability: Principles for Nursing Practice 2e features new and updated content, including fully revised evidence-based practice and statistics aligned to core learning objectives. Reflective questions in each chapter challenge nurses’ understanding of key nursing principles and practices, and new nursing case studies relate context to practice. This Elsevier nursing book is written by a multidisciplinary team of over 50 expert clinicians and academics. It provides diverse, supportive evidence in the areas of major and common chronic illness and disability, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma, diabetes, obesity, dementia, mental illness and palliative care. - A new chapter promoting discussion of models of care - New focus on chronic illness and disability self-management - New focus on issues faced by families and carers in the adjustment and adaptation to living with chronic illness or disability - Increased focus on the nurses’ role within the multidisciplinary team

The Handbook Of Adult Clinical Psychology

Author : Alan Carr
ISBN : 9781317576136
Genre : Psychology
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The second edition of the Handbook of Adult Clinical Psychology: An Evidence Based Practice Approach like its predecessor provides clinical psychologists in training with a comprehensive practice handbook to help build the skills necessary to complete a clinical placement in the field of adult mental health. While practical in orientation, the book is based solidly on empirical evidence.Building on the success of the previous edition this handbook has been extensively revised in a number of ways. Throughout the book, the text, references, and website addresses and have been updated to reflect important developments since the publication the first edition. Recent research findings on the epidemiology, aetiology, course, outcome, assessment and treatment of all psychological problems considered in this volume have been incorporated into the text. Account has been taken of changes in the diagnosis and classification of psychological problems reflected in the DSM-5. Chapters on ADHD in adults, emotion focused therapy, radically open dialectical behaviour therapy, and schema therapy have been added. The book is divided into 6 sections: Section 1 covers conceptual frameworks for practice (lifespan development; classification and epidemiology; CBT, psychodynamic, emotion focused, systemic and bio-medical models; and general assessment procedures) Section 2 deals with mood problems (depression, bipolar disorder, suicide risk, and anger management) Section 3 focuses on anxiety problems (social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and depersonalization disorder) Section 4 deals with psychological problems linked to physical health (health anxiety, somatization, chronic pain, adjustment to cancer, and eating disorders) Section 5 focuses on other significant psychological problems that come to the attention of clinical psychologist in adult mental health services (ADHD in adults, alcohol and other drug problems, psychosis, and psychological problems in older adults) Section 6 contains chapters on therapeutic approaches to psychological distress related to complex childhood trauma (dialectical behaviour therapy for borderline personality disorder, racially open dialectical behaviour for over-controlled presentations, and schema therapy). Each of the chapters on clinical problems explains how to assess and treat the condition in an evidence-based way with reference to case material. Interventions from cognitive-behavioural, psychodynamic, interpersonal/systemic and biomedical approaches are described, where there is evidence that they are effective for the problem in question. Skill building exercises and further reading for psychologists and patients are included at the end of each chapter. This book is one of a set of three volumes which cover the lion’s share of the curriculum for clinical psychologists in training in the UK and Ireland. The other two volumes are the Handbook of Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology, Third Edition (by Alan Carr) and the Handbook of Intellectual Disability and Clinical Psychology Practice, Second Edition edited by Alan Carr, Christine Linehan, Gary O’Reilly, Patricia Noonan Walsh, & John McEvoy).

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