Category: Books

Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) Evidenced Based Safety Handbook for Nurses

Federal Educational Resource: Chapter 17: Improving the Quality of Care Through Pain Assessment and Management At some point in life, virtually everyone experiences some type of pain. Pain is often classified as acute or chronic. Acute pain, such as postoperative pain, subsides as healing takes place. Chronic pain is persistent and is subdivided into cancer-related More Info »

The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, The Emperor of All Maladies is a magnificent, profoundly humane “biography” of cancer—from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the twentieth century to cure, control, and conquer it to a radical new understanding of More Info »

Avoiding Opioid Abuse While Managing Pain: A Guide for Practitioners

A much-needed and long overdue guide for clinicians who prescribe opioids, sorting out the clinical, regulatory, and ethical issues associated with the prescribing of opioid analgesics.  

Pain: the Science of Suffering

Pain is one of medicine’s greatest mysteries. When farmer John Mitson caught his hand in a baler, he cut off his trapped hand and carried it to a neighbor. “Sheer survival and logic” was how he described it. “And strangely, I didn’t feel any pain.” How can this be? We’re taught that pain is a More Info »

Pain and Chemical Dependency

Both pain and addiction are tremendous public health problems. Practitioners of every stripe say that they learned precious little about pain or addiction in their training and readily admit that instruction on the interface of pain and addiction is nonexistent. The recent problem of prescription drug abuse has only served to highlight the fact that More Info »

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

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 More Info »

Wall and Melzack’s Textbook of Pain

Apply the latest scientific and clinical advances with Wall & Melzack’s Textbook of Pain, 6th Edition. Drs. Stephen McMahon, Martin Koltzenburg, Irene Tracey, and Dennis C. Turk, along with more than 125 other leading authorities, present all of the latest knowledge about the genetics, neurophysiology, psychology, and assessment of every type of pain syndrome. They More Info »

Demystifying Opioid Conversion Calculations: A Guide to Effective Dosing

Have you ever wondered if you calculated your patient’s dosage correctly? Against a backdrop of the growing scrutiny of appropriate dosages, this textbook takes a fresh, new approach to helping health professionals strengthen care to and possibly save the lives of patients living with pain. This easy-to-understand and often humorous book is the most comprehensive More Info »

Making the Invisible Visible: Chronic Pain Manual for Health Care Providers

Pain: It is Not What You Think – or is it? A 262 page manual including up-to-date information and original work on chronic pain:   Myths and misconceptions about chronic pain clients The Six Psychosocial Stages Developing a treatment plan Coping skills and strategies in handout form for clients Mindfulness and chronic pain Co-occuring conditions, More Info »

Handbook of Pain Relief in Older Adults: An Evidence-Based Approach

The second edition of the Handbook of Pain Relief in Older Adults: An Evidence-Based Approach expands on the first edition by providing a number of timely new features. Most important of these are the revised recommendations from the American Geriatrics Society on prescribing that reflect the many new agents available since the last guidelines were More Info »