Pain is a challenging area to understand for any healthcare professional, and quality training on the subject is required if nurses are to provide effective pain management and person-centred care.
Based on the curriculum developed by the International Association for the Study of Pain, this book offers an essential guide to managing pain. Beginning with an examination of the biology of pain, it then goes on to consider pain management across the life course, looking at key topics including acute pain, cancer pain and pharmacology. Case scenarios are included throughout the book to help readers apply the knowledge they have learned to their own practice.
This book is aimed primarily at meeting the learning needs of undergraduate nurses, and is essential reading for all healthcare professionals studying pain. The text will be helpful as a basic foundation for more advanced postgraduate courses in pain management in nursing practice.
SAGE Publications; December 2014
- ISBN: 9781473911246
- Edition: 1
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- Title: Pain Management in Nursing Practice
- Author: Shelagh Wright
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
In The Press
Its strengths lie in the authors’ ability to take complex and sometimes difficult to understand concepts and explain them in comprehensible English, a considerable skill and worthy of note. The case studies are carefully constructed and serve to reinforce the text well with some useful question and answers to follow and I particularly liked the bullet pointed chapter summaries, which for hard pressed clinicians give a good concise overview of the content. Appendices one and two offer a well structured and useful chart of all the most common pain relieving drugs carefully categorised user friendly. Many nurses will find this helpful. The website references are useful and there is some fascinating discussion in areas such as the history of pain and the nature of suffering, which add real gravitas to this book..As a reference text for study, this book is an invaluable aid for the students of today and rightly deserves its place on recommended reading lists and on the bookshelves of qualified nurses alike.