Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care

Biopsychosocial and Environmental Approaches for the Life Course

  • Rhonda J. Moore

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert J. Gatchel, Robbie Haggard, Christina Thomas, Krista J. Howard
      Pages 3-22
    3. Sarah Elizabeth Ellen Mills, Oliver van Hecke, Blair H. Smith
      Pages 23-39
  3. Communication and Pain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    2. Lidia Schapira, David Steensma
      Pages 63-69
  4. Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Muhammad Khan, Laila Mahmood, Deborah Fisher, Stacey Thompson, Diana Stewart, Hunter Groninger
      Pages 85-107
    3. Kathleen A. Lee, Rachelle Bernacki, Joshua Lakin
      Pages 109-125
    4. Marwa Mahmoud, Yiting Lu, Xijie Hou, Krista McLennan, Peter Robinson
      Pages 145-157
  5. Common Pain Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Elizabeth Bettini, David M. Steinhorn
      Pages 161-173
    3. Alisha Hemraj, Monica Malec, Joseph W. Shega, Debra K. Weiner
      Pages 175-198
    4. Ajax Yang, Jason K. Ough, Devi E. Nampiaparampil
      Pages 199-222
    5. Rich Liu, Crevan O. Reid, Steven P. Cohen
      Pages 223-244
    6. Stephen May
      Pages 245-260
    7. Timothy P. Pearman, Liesbeth Tryzelaar, Eytan Szmuilowicz
      Pages 261-283
  6. Mechanisms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Jordan Garman, Christopher Paul, Roland Thomas Short III
      Pages 287-316
    3. Maxie Blasini, Nicole Corsi, Luana Colloca
      Pages 317-336
    4. Catherine Stoney
      Pages 361-376
    5. Maria Uribarren Movilla, Lynette Su-Mien Ngo, Gillianne Lai, Richard T. Penson
      Pages 377-398
    6. Ana M. Velly, Hong Chen, João R. Ferreira, Shrisha Mohit, Maria Martha B. Tarozzo, James R. Fricton
      Pages 399-417
    7. Jens Foell, Herta Flor
      Pages 419-434
  7. Interventions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 447-447
    2. Sukdeb Datta, Laxmaiah Manchikanti
      Pages 449-473
    3. Martin D. Cheatle, Rollin M. Gallagher
      Pages 475-505
    4. Zirong Zhao, Doris K. Cope
      Pages 507-545
    5. Denys Fontaine
      Pages 547-563
    6. Nalini Sehgal, Karyn Laursen, Frank Falco, Laxmaiah Manchikanti
      Pages 565-580
    7. David Frey, Sam R. Sharar
      Pages 581-600
    8. Beth Rogozinski, Walter Greenleaf, Josh Sackman, Alex Cahana
      Pages 601-621
  8. Psychosocial, Complementary and Alternative (CAM) and Spiritual Approaches for the Control of Symptoms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 623-623
    2. Lora M. Thompson, Margarita Bobonis Babilonia, Sahana Rajasekhara, Kristine A. Donovan
      Pages 625-651
    3. Debra L. Davis, Lauren Grossman, Jean S. Kutner, Ann Navarro-Leahy, Marlaine C. Smith
      Pages 663-718
    4. Amy Wachholtz, Christina Fitch
      Pages 719-735
  9. Perspectives on Pain from the Humanities and Social Sciences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 737-737
    2. Jack Coulehan
      Pages 739-753
    3. David B. Morris
      Pages 755-764
    4. Daniel Becker
      Pages 765-766
    5. Nora L. Jones
      Pages 767-777
  10. Ethical Issues and Future Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 819-819

About this book


This comprehensive revision of the invaluable reference presents a rigorous survey of pain and palliative care phenomena across the lifespan and across disciplines. Grounded in the biopsychosocial viewpoint of its predecessor, it offers up-to-date understanding of assessments and interventions for pain, the communication of pain, common pain conditions and their mechanisms, and research and policy issues. In keeping with the current public attention to painkiller use and misuse, contributors discuss a full range of pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to pain relief and management. And palliative care is given expanded coverage, with chapters on interventive, ethical, and spiritual concerns.

·         Pain, intercultural communication, and narrative medicine.

·         Assessment of pain: tools, challenges, and special populations.

·         Persistent pain in the older adult: practical considerations for evaluation and management.

·         Acute to chronic pain: transition in the post-surgical patient.

·          Evidence-based pharmacotherapy of chronic pain.

·         Complementary and integrative health in chronic pain and palliative care.

·         The patient’s perspective of chronic pain.

·         Disparities in pain and pain care.

This mix of evolving and emerging topics makes the Second Edition of the Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care a necessity for health practitioners specializing in pain management or palliative care, clinical and health psychologists, public health professionals, and clinicians and administrators in long-term care and hospice.


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