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Churchill's Pocketbook of Pain, 2nd Edition


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This pocket-sized book is an excellent accessible, portable source of guidance on the principles and practices of pain management. The new edition features a new focus on chronic pain, incorporates all of the newest pain medications, reflects our latest understanding of pain physiology, and presents entirely new sections covering functional imaging and the use of strong opioid medications for the relief of non-cancer pain.

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New to This Edition

    • Presents totally new sections on functional imaging and on the use of strong opioid medications for the relief of non-cancer pain.
    • Incorporates all of the newest drugs used in chronic pain management.
    • Describes the latest knowledge concerning the physiology of pain.
    • Features a new exclusive focus on chronic pain.

Key Features

    • Offers practical information on managing pain associated with cancer, HIV, and chronic syndromes such as back pain and scar pain.
    • Presents valuable insights into the psychology of pain.
    • Reviews the basic science of pain and its management.

Published Reviews

    "A comprehensive and accessible guide to the management of persisting pain in a quick-reference pocket format, for trainee anaesthetists, palliative care teams and others involved in the management of patients with pain. A great book covering pain management, pain of cancer and advanced HIV disease, chronic pain syndromes and psychology and pain. The basic background is well covered especially for those taking exams." 3rd Year Medical Student, Edinburgh University, September 2004

Author Information

    By Catherine F. Stannard, FRCA, Consultant in Pain Management and Anaesthesia, Frenchay Hospital, Bristol, UK; and Sara Booth, FFARCSI, Health Services Fellow and Consultant, Physician in Palliative Medicine (Research), Sir Michael Sobell House, Oxford, UK

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  • Paperback
  • 384 Pages
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-07424-0
  • Copyright: 2005