Chronic pain includes many types of conditions from a variety of causes.
This book is designed to help those suffering from chronic pain learn to better manage pain so they can get on with living a satisfying, fulfilling life. This resource stresses four concepts: each person with chronic pain is unique, and there is no one treatment or approach that is right for everybody; there are many things people with chronic pain can do to feel better and become more active and involved in life; with knowledge and experimentation, each individual is the best judge of which self-management tools and techniques are best for him or her; and, the responsibility for managing chronic pain on a daily basis rests with the individual and no one else. Acknowledging that overcoming chronic pain is a daily challenge, this workbook provides readers with the tools to overcome that test. A Moving Easy Program CD, which offers a set of easy-to-follow exercises that can be performed at home, is also included.
Bull Publishing Company; May 2015
- ISBN: 9781936693917
- Edition: 1
- Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
- Title: Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain
- Author: Sandra M. LeFort; Lisa Webster; Kate Lorig; Halsted Holman; David Sobel; Diana Laurent; Virginia González; Marian Minor
Imprint: Bull Publishing Company
About The Author
Sandra M. LeFort, RN, PhD, is a researcher in the school of nursing at Memorial University in Newfoundland, Canada where she teaches in the master's and doctoral programs. She lives in St. John's, Newfoundland. Lisa Webster, RN, is the clinical manager of Pain Management Centre at Hamilton General Hospital. She lives in Hamilton, Ontario. Kate Lorig, DrPH, is the director and an associate professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine's Patient Education Research Center. She lives in Mountain View, California. Halsted Holman, MD, is a professor of medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. He lives in Stanford, California. David Sobel, MD, MPH, is the director of patient education and health promotion at the Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Northern California Region. He lives in San Jose, California. Diana Laurent, MPH, is a health educator at the Stanford University School of Medicine's Patient Education Research Center. She lives in Palo Alto, California. Virginia González, MPH, is a health educator at the Stanford University School of Medicine's Patient Education Research Center. She lives in San Jose, California. Marian Minor, RPT, PhD, is an assistant professor in the department of physical therapy at the University of Missouri. She lives in Columbia, Missouri.