Managing Persistent Pain in Adolescents: A Handbook for Therapists

Author: Roslyn Rogers

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  • ISBN: 9781846190124
  • Author: Roslyn Rogers
  • Publ Date: 2008-02-29
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 228
  • Imprint: RADCLIFFE MEDICAL PR *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 16386

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Allied Health Professions Series Series Foreword by Penny Humphris CBE Former Director NHS Leadership Centre This no-nonsense guide promotes a multidisciplinary approach to pain management in adolescent patients acknowledging persistent pain is a complex biopsychosocial problem. With a strong focus on highly practical applied strategies incorporating beliefs and values mediation relaxation imagery physical fitness and pacing the book examines the many issues surrounding persistent pain. The thoughtful compassionate approach considers lifestyle family considerations and self-management in this unique population. Medical and psychological issues are highlighted throughout with extensive use of case studies to illustrate important topics and potential obstacles. For Allied Health Professionals working with adolescent patients this is the ideal practical guide. 'This is a tremendously valuable handbook on how to treat persistent pain in adolescents. The content is relevant to therapists without experience treating persistent pain as well as to seasoned therapists who will appreciate new ideas and tips. The chapters cover a range of important individual family and school issues and provide practical tips on implementing cognitive behavioral strategies. The case vignettes are particularly useful for illustrating the complexity of issues that patients bring into their pain treatment and the flexibility in applying a range of strategies to address these issues. This is an indispensable handbook for any clinician caring for adolescents with persistent pain.' Tonya Palermo Pediatric Psychologist Pediatric Pain Management Center Oregon Health and Science University USA 'Comprehensively summarises current thinking in adolescent chronic pain management and presents it to therapists in an accessible and engaging way. This book will help significantly in our task to improve the lives of young people and their parents who are struggling with chronic pain.' Chris Eccleston Director Pain Management Unit The University of Bath and The Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases NHS Foundation Trust Bath For more information on other titles in this series please click here


 

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