Pain Management for Older Adults: A Self-help Guide

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Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, Heather D. Hadjistavropoulos
IASP Press, 2008 - Health & Fitness - 200 pages
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Pain Management for Older Adults: A Self-Help Guide is designed specifically for older adults who seek practical solutions for managing their chronic pain. Written by pain researchers and experienced health care professionals, this book offers effective methods and techniques to improve the qualitty of life for people with persistent pain.

Who should buy this book? With its self-assessment checklists, progress charts, photos and illustrations, and easy-to-follow instructions for managing pain, this book is an essential guide for:
  • Older adults with chronic pain
  • Physicians and other health care providers
  • Physical therapists and fitness consultants
  • Spouses, family members, and caregivers

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Contents

Pain and Psychology
13
Pain and Emotion
39
Social Support Loneliness and Pain
55
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Thomas Hadjistavropoulos, PhD, RD Psych, is Professor of Clinical Psychology and Director of the Centre on Aging and Health, University of Regina, Canada. Together with his graduate students and collaborators, he has dedicated the last 16 years to investigating better ways of assessing and managing pain among older persons.   Heather D. Hadjistavropoulos, PhD, RD Psych, is Professor of Psychology and Director of Clinical Psychology Training at the University of Regina. She founded the Psychology Training Clinic at the university and developed a state-of-the-art Clinical Health Psychology Area for research, teaching, and practice.

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