Pain Management, Practical applications of the biopsychosocial perspective in clinical and occupational settings, 2nd Edition

Pain Management

2nd Edition Practical applications of the biopsychosocial perspective in clinical and occupational settings

By Chris J. Main, PhD, FBPsS, Professor of Clinical Psychology (Pain Management), Keele University, UK; Michael J. L. Sullivan, PhD, Professor of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, Canada; and Paul J. Watson, PhD, BSc(Hons), MSC, MCSP, Senior Lecturer in Pain Management and Rehabilitation, Honorary Consultant Physiotherapist, University of Leicester, UK


Contributors. Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements
Section 1: Introduction to pain management.
Introduction to pain management (including epidemiology). Models of pain, pain mechanisms and the nature of disability. The nature of psychological factors. Social and cultural influences on pain and disability. Economic and occupational influences on pain and disability. Frequently Answered questions (FAQs.)
Section 2: Assessment.
General issues of assessment and clinical decision making. Medical assessment and obstacles to recovery. Assessment of pain, disability and physical function in pain management. Psychological assessment. Assessment of social, economic and occupational factors as potential obstacles to recovery. FAQs
Section 3: The delivery of pain management
Overview of approaches to pain management in terms of context, content and type of intervention. Psychosocial management by the individual practitioner. Early intervention in health care settings. Work retention programmes. Tertiary pain management programmes. Vocational rehabilitation. FAQs
Section 4. Conclusions and future directions
Index