This book introduces the reader to the complexities and management
of chronic/persistent pain. Chronic pain affects one in seven in
the UK population and can be experienced as a symptom of disease or
trauma but can also exist without the presence of either of these.
This is aimed at non-specialist working in all areas of health care
who want to know more about this complex problem.
This book begins by exploring models of care and introduces the
reader to the biopsychosocial model before going on to explain the
physiology of pain. Further chapters explore the snuffer's
experience, the appraisal of pain, and barriers to effective pain
management and treatment strategies.