Pain in Primary Care Settings

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Januar 2012



Pain is the number one complaint for people seeking medical treatment. Due to the complex nature of many of the chronic pain conditions, professionals working in the primary care setting may often be overwhelmed, confused, or frustrated by ethical and legal issues, disability forms, and requests for medications. This book is intended to facilitate the care for pain patients in the primary care setting, while decreasing the immediate burden placed on health care providers.


Part I: Background, Assessment, and Treatment.- Introduction.- What is Pain? Acute v. Chronic.- The Importance of Early Intervention.- What Makes the Primary Care Setting So Important?.- Assessment: A Biopsychosocial Approach.- Medications: Beyond Opioids.- Medical Interventions.-
Part II: Common Pain Disorders With Case Studies.- Chronic Low Back Pain.- Head Pain.- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.- Fibromyalgia.- Rheumatological Diseases.- Irritable Bowel Syndrome.- Repetitive Motions Disorder.- Post-Herpetic Neuralgia.-
Part III: Special Issues in the Primary Care Setting.- Diversity: How do race and culture effect presentation AND treatment?.- Age: Special considerations for pediatric and geriatric patients.- Disability and Issues Regarding the Law.- Referrals: Who, When, Where.


Peter A. Brawer, Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist in the Division of Behavioral Medicine at The Miriam Hospital and on the faculty at Brown University Medical School. He received his Ph.D. from Saint Louis University, his Internship at Geisinger Medical Center (Penn State) and completed his Fellowship training in Pain Management at the University of Virginia, Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Management. Dr. Brawer is active both clinically and in the research domain. He has presented extensively on the topic of chronic pain and its appropriate management. He is the founder and Chairperson of the Pain Special Interest Group for the Society of Behavioral Medicine, and is on the Editorial Board for Pain Physician.
EAN: 9780387726526
ISBN: 0387726527
Untertitel: 2010. Auflage. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2012
Seitenanzahl: 200 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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