Pain In Older People

Paperback | November 15, 2007

EditorPeter Crome, Chris J. Main, Frank Lally

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Pain in later life is both quite common and disabling, and it differs significantly in terms of its aetiology, diagnosis and treatment from pain in the general adult population. Older people often have complicated co-morbidities, have a high prevalence of mental health problems (e.g., anxiety,cognitive impairment, and depression) and respond to treatment in different ways compared to younger people. Their specific needs are rarely discussed specifically in more general texts. Part of the "Oxford Pain Management Library," this pocketbook will serve as a concise companion for healthcare professionals who manage older patients suffering with pain. Concise chapters will summarise up-to-date research literature in a practical style that will have direct relevance to busyclinicians. Introductory chapters will include the epidemiology of pain in older people as well as the proper assessment of older patients with pain conditions. Later chapters will focus on specific painful conditions common in the elderly, including arthritis and rheumatism, osteoporosis, abdominalpain, and cancer. The book will appeal to a wide variety of health care professionals in both primary care and secondary care services such as geriatric medicine, rheumatology, orthopaedics, surgery, pain management and palliative medicine. The book will also be of relevance to nurses, physiotherapists, occupationaltherapists, clinical psychologists, pharmacists and other health care providers.

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Pain in later life is both quite common and disabling, and it differs significantly in terms of its aetiology, diagnosis and treatment from pain in the general adult population. Older people often have complicated co-morbidities, have a high prevalence of mental health problems (e.g., anxiety,cognitive impairment, and depression) and r...

Peter Crome, Frank Lally, and Chris Main are all at Keele University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.43 inPublished:November 15, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199212619

ISBN - 13:9780199212613

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Table of Contents

1. Elaine Thomas, Kate Dunn, Clare Jinks: The epidemiology of pain2. S. Jose Closs: Assessment of pain, mood and quality of life3. Duncan Forsyth: Pain in patients with cognitive impairment4. Caitlyn Dowson: Osteoporosis5. Karen Walker-Bone: Musculoskeletal pain6. Krishna Moorthy and Mark Deakin: Abdominal pain7. Peter Crome: Medication for pain8. Ilana Crome: Pain and addiction9. Chris J. Main, Francis J. Keefe, Sandra J. Waters: Cognitive behavioural therapy10. Andy Moore and Mike Jorsh: Depression and pain11. Panos Barlas: Use of alternative therapies for the treatment of pain in older adults12. Bhanu Ramaswamy, Jill Chanter, Claire Craig: The role of occupational and physiotherapy13. Lisa Beeston: Palliative care, cancer and end of life14. Dee Burrows: Nursing care

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,.".an excellent resource on the topic of 'Pain in Older People, ' another impressive title in the Oxford Pain Management Library...At such a reasonable price, it should not be expected to be in color, but the figures are presented very clearly and the book does not suffer from this. At the end of the book, there is a very useful appendix containing web addresses, allowing the reader to pursue their own area of interest. In summary, this is an excellent pocket book."--British Journal of Anaesthesia