All health professionals, regardless of specialty, will care for patients with pain that has persisted for more than 6 months. Fast Facts: Chronic and Cancer Pain distils a large amount of pain-related evidence into a highly accessible overview of a variety of chronic pain syndromes. Its practical format is aimed to bring busy health professionals most of whom are well aware that they have experienced little or no pain management education or training up to speed with the latest information on chronic and cancer pain. With health services around the world responding to calls to improve the management of painful long-term conditions, develop preventive and cost-effective solutions, and respond to patient choice and voice, this easy-to-read fact-packed book is a timely resource that provides a concise introduction to the complex and extensive field of chronic pain. It is essential reading for all GPs, nurses, junior hospital doctors, physical therapists, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, medical specialists and medical students wanting and needing to know more.
One in five of us will experience chronic pain, yet pain education for healthcare professionals is inadequate. Patients have been calling for this situation to change, then along comes this Fast Facts title by two leading experts, delivering in 192 pages the basic knowledge that you would want your doctor to have when you need their help. If every healthcare professional read this book, it would slash suffering and revolutionise patient care! –Heather Wallace, Pain Concern UK
… a great book with a clear intended readership and the product is very much fit for purpose. –First Prize, Neurology, BMA Book Awards
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