ABC of Pain by Marie Fallon, Lesley A. Colvin

By Marie Fallon, Lesley A. Colvin

power discomfort is a truly universal challenge, impacting on many sufferers. review and administration could be difficult. The ABC of Pain makes a speciality of the soreness administration matters usually encountered in basic care.
Covering significant power ache displays, akin to musculoskeletal soreness, low again discomfort and neuropathic soreness, the ABC of Pain additionally offers assistance at the administration of ache in being pregnant, young ones, older adults, drug dependency and the terminally ailing. starting with an outline of the epidemiology of power discomfort, soreness mechanisms and the review of discomfort, it then offers sensible suggestions on interventional tactics and techniques of potent discomfort management.

The ABC of Pain is a accomplished, evidence-based reference. it truly is excellent for GPs, junior medical professionals, nurse experts in basic care, palliative care experts, and likewise medical institution and hospice employees dealing with chronically and terminally in poor health patients.

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THINK ABOUT THIS When treating or interacting with a patient, what psychosocial variables must you take into account? KEY MESSAGE Psychology as applied to health cannot be taken in isolation – you have to take note of the cultural context. ✓ QUICK CHECK What are the layers on the Dahlgren and Whitehead (1991) model? Why is this model of value? 8 The scope of psychology Psychology has strong links with a range of other disciplines. At one end of the spectrum we have sociology and social anthropology – exploring societies and communities.

So no clear answer there then! Of course, human behaviour is so complex that it cannot be understood simply by one approach; we have to accept the inevitable – it is multi-faceted. Just as trying to explain a complex behaviour like substance misuse is confusing, so is trying to understand relatively simple behaviours such as arriving early or late for appointments or food preference. In this chapter we introduce key psychological approaches to explaining behaviour and how we can apply them to your nursing practice.

The test demonstrates the difficulties we can all have in processing information. Have a go! QXD 11/2/09 11:35 AM Page 29 Chapter 2 Psychological approaches to understanding people LEARNING OUTCOMES At the end of this chapter you will be able to: ● Name and explain at least four approaches in psychology to understanding the person ● Understand the psychoanalytical approach to understanding the person ● Appreciate the concepts, terminology and approach of the behavioural explanation ● Develop the cognitive approach to the person and how this can be applied to nursing and healthcare ● Explain how social learning theory has been applied to understanding the person ● Understand the humanistic approach to the person ● Express the ideas of major theorists within each approach ● Evaluate each approach in terms of its strengths and weaknesses ● Demonstrate the application of each approach to nursing and health practice.

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