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Principles And Practice Of Managing, Sc : A Guide for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals - Gareth Parsons

Principles And Practice Of Managing, Sc

A Guide for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals

Paperback Published: 1st October 2010
ISBN: 9780335235995
Number Of Pages: 216

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Pain management is a popular topic for nursing students and one that is covered primarily during years 2 and 3 of pre-registration nursing courses. Caring for patients involves understanding and knowing how to manage and treat their conditions and illnesses, and the pain associated with them. An understanding of the mechanics of pain, how pain affects individuals and how pain can be treated is absolutely core to nursing study and practice and nurses need to be able to identify, assess and treat pain responsibly and as part of their broader care for patients. Pain is also a complex subject which needs to be skillfully taught and integrated with other topics. The authors deliver a distance learning Pain course, from which the book is being developed, and as such the book will include lots of learning tools and features to help explore concepts, self-develop and acquire critical thinking skills - all essential throughout the nursing course. The emphasis of the book will not be on facts, physiology or pharmacology, but instead the book will draw on these things to help students develop a solid philosophy of care that encompasses good pain management. The book will also cover the patient perspective in depth and will have a problem-solving ethos that explores pain as a core aspect of care giving.

What is pain?
Dilemmas in pain management
Communicating the experience of pain
Pain assessment
The pharmacology of pain control
Delivering pain management
Acute pain management: Planning for pain
Chronic pain management
Pain management in palliative care
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ISBN: 9780335235995
ISBN-10: 0335235999
Series: UK Higher Education OUP Humanities & Social Sciences Health & Social Welfare
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 1st October 2010
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 19.1  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1