Overall a very easily read book which I believe should be included on the reading list for all undergraduate nursing curricula.
Undergraduate nursing students will find that it provides a useful resource in their understanding and learning about pain as it affects patients in their care in different clinical placement experiences. More experienced, registered nurses will, however, find it a useful resource to consolidate their knowledge of pain and in specialist areas of care.
A good overview for those with less experience of the topic and but enough depth for those with more knowledge. I look forward to using the book on my course.
An up to date and interesting read for student nurses and qualified practitioners.
Acute or chronic pain, non-malignant pain, or cancer pain and palliative care, the details of the management by the clinical team are all covered in this judicious book. The physiology of stress and a discussion of coping strategies and psychological, non-pharmacological approaches and complimentary therapies are also considered. It is bang up to date with a rich and fascinating chapter on pain and human rights, at both national and international government level.
I am in the middle of reading [the] new book “Pain management in nursing practice” and have been very impressed with its contents and general readability. I particularly liked the “Biopsychosocial model of pain: rehumanizing care, which was very well written and included a large number of quality quotations from very reputable authors. I felt that chapter very much set the scene for the remainder of the book. I am very much looking forward to reading the remainder of the book and have already asked our library to obtain a copy for student use.
Its strengths lie in the authors’ ability to take complex and sometimes difficult to understand concepts and explain them in comprehensible English, a considerable skill and worthy of note. The case studies are carefully constructed and serve to reinforce the text well with some useful question and answers to follow and I particularly liked the bullet pointed chapter summaries, which for hard pressed clinicians give a good concise overview of the content.
'I would see this book being used as one of a few being used on my course, possibly even a core text. It is the most up to date and interesting text on the subject.'
Julie Macdonald, Lecturer, University of Hull
'This book is appropriate for undergraduate students. The discussion is concise and flows logically.'
Meriel Swann, Senior Lecturer and Programme Director MSc Pain Management, Birmingham City University
Easy to understand in a format that students can grasp easily.
Covers everything the student would need to know about the complexities of pain and pain control. I particularly like the use of the clinical examples, and from my own area of expertise, the section on cancer pain.
Of relevance for those students with a special interest in pain
Excellent reading for staff that need to pain manage
Excellent reading for both qualified nurses and students
I really enjoyed this book - it gives an easy-to-read, yet comprehensive overview of pain management in palliative care, providing an excellent resource to many students who work within palliative and hospice care on the NMP course. Clinically I practice as a nurse consultant in children's palliative care - children are often overlooked in such texts so I was delighted to see that children are a recurrent feature of this text! I am recommending it to those professionals practicing in relevant clinical areas.
This book engages the reader through its easy to follow text and supportive diagrams. Providing learning outcomes for each chapter enables the reader to dip in and out of the book as needed using the reflective exercises to ensure they have understood the chapter. As a lecturer in pain management I would recommend this book to both pre registration and post registration nurses.
This is now recommended reading on our pain and symptom control module . It is a really good basic text and covers all aspects of this module providing an excellent foundation.
It is really useful for our students as their 'go to' book (from which they can develop thier reading in more depth dependant on the specific subject on the programme.)
As we could not get it in to the handbook this time but suggested it to our students and asked them to feedback. Those who have read/bought it have found it to be most helpful.
Good overview of pain physiology and management. The book is useful to both pre-reg and post reg students
Very good overview of pain physiology and management.
This book addresses all aspect of the assignments for our pain management module. The case scenarios are particularly helpful
Excellent clearly written text
Good book, discussed the essentail aspects of pain management.
I have found that this book is ideally aimed at quailfied staff nurses. I am therefore recommending for staff working in an area where pain managment is key.
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