Edition 3 A textbook for health professionals
Edited by Hubert van Griensven, PhD, MSc(Pain), MCSP, BSc, DipAc and Jenny Strong, PhD, MOccThy and BOccThy

Publication Date: 03 Mar 2023

Pain: A textbook for health professionals provides a comprehensive guide to pain and pain management with a focus on interprofessional practice.

Written by internationally acclaimed authors and fully updated to reflect latest evidence and understanding, this book bridges the gap between theoretical underpinning and practice for assessment and management of patients with persistent pain – all in clear and accessible language.

Now in its third edition, the text emphasises personal aspects of pain and the therapeutic alliance, as well as social and cultural aspects of pain, pain education for patients, and multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary working. It will provide both students and clinicians with a new lens through which to understand a person’s pain experience, as well as tools for effective management.

Key Features

  • Comprehensive information about all aspects of pain and pain management
  • Relevant to a wide audience – suitable for physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, nurses and GPs, as well as undergraduate students
  • Factual and informative for clinicians in everyday practice
  • Includes information on acute as well as chronic pain

New Features

  • New chapters on communication, the language of pain, pain education for patients, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary working, and inequities in pain including pain in low- and middle-income countries and amongst indigenous peoples
  • Updated chapters with new information about the psychology of pain
  • Now with full colour artworks and page design
About the author
Edited by Hubert van Griensven, PhD, MSc(Pain), MCSP, BSc, DipAc, Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education, St George’s, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London and Jenny Strong, PhD, MOccThy and BOccThy, Emeritus Professor, Division of Occupational Therapy, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to pain
2. The patient’s voice
3. Developing your communication toolkit: a practical guide for healthcare professionals
4. Social determinants of pain
5. The psychology of pain: implications for the assessment and management of people in pain
6. Neuroanatomy of the nociceptive system
7. Neurophysiology of pain
8. Assessing pain
9. Pain education for patients
10. Participating in life roles through self-management
11. Exercise therapy
12. Psychological management of pain
13. Neuropathic pain and complex regional pain syndrome
14. Manual therapy and influence on pain perception
15. Pain pharmacology and the pharmacological management of pain
16. Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and acupuncture
17. Workplace rehabilitation
18. Multidisciplinary and interprofessional working
19. Pain in childhood
20. Pain in older adults
21. Cancer pain
22. Inequities in pain: pain in low- and middle-income countries and among indigenous peoples
23. Chronic pain and psychiatric problems
24. Acute pain
25. Persistent pain and the law: legal aspects of persistent pain management
26. Conclusions: the future
Book details
ISBN: 9780323870337
Page Count: 470
Retail Price : £59.99

Physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, students