Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care: Biobehavioral Approaches for the Life Course

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Rhonda J. Moore
Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 25, 2013 - Medical - 865 pages
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Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care:Biobehavioral Approaches for the Life Course Rhonda J. Moore, editor

This book takes both a biobehavioral and a lifespan approach to understanding long-term and chronic pain, and intervening to optimize patients’ functioning. Rich in clinical diversity, chapters explore emerging areas of interest (computer-based interventions, fibromyalgia, stress), ongoing concerns (cancer pain, low back pain), and special populations (pediatric, elderly, military). This coverage provides readers with a knowledge base in assessment, treatment, and management that is up to date, practice strengthening, and forward looking. Subject areas featured in the Handbook include:

▪ Patient-practitioner communication

▪ Assessment tools and strategies

▪ Common pain conditions across the lifespan

▪ Biobehavioral mechanisms of chronic pain

▪ Pharmaceutical, neurological, and rehabilitative interventions

▪ Psychosocial, complementary/alternative, narrative, and spiritual approaches

▪ Ethical issue and future directions

With the rise of integrative perspective and the emphasis on overall quality of life rather than discrete symptoms, pain management is gaining importance across medical disciplines. Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care stands out as a one-stop reference for a range of professionals, including health practitioners specializing in pain management or palliative care, clinical and health psychologists, public health professionals, and clinicians and administrators in long-term care and hospice.


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Chapter 1 Biopsychosocial Approaches to Understanding Chronic Pain and Disability
Part I Communication and Pain
Part II Assessment
Part III Common Pain Conditions
Part IV Mechanisms
Part V Interventions
Part VI Psychosocial Complementary and Alternative CAM and Spiritual Approaches for the Control of Symptoms
Part VII Perspectives on Pain from the Humanities and Social Sciences
Part VIII Ethical Issues and Future Directions

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Rhonda Moore, PhD received her doctoral degree in cultural and medical anthropology from Stanford University and completed her post-doctoral fellowships in behavioral science from Stanford Medical School and in epidemiology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Moore has edited two other books for Springer: Cancer, Culture and Communication (2004) with David Spiegel, MD (Stanford School of Medicine) and Biobehavioral Approaches to Pain(2009).

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