Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care

Biobehavioral Approaches for the Life Course

  • Rhonda J. Moore

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Robert J. Gatchel, Robbie Haggard, Christina Thomas, Krista J. Howard
    Pages 1-16
  3. Communication and Pain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. James Hallenbeck
      Pages 19-34
    3. Lidia Schapira, David P. Steensma
      Pages 35-41
    4. Micke Brown, Amanda Crowe, Stefanie Cousins
      Pages 53-67
  4. Assessment

  5. Common Pain Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Thomas R. Vetter
      Pages 147-168
    3. Bill H. McCarberg, B. Eliot Cole
      Pages 169-176
    4. Jason K. Ough, Devi E. Nampiaparampil
      Pages 177-194
    5. Anthony Dragovich, Steven P. Cohen
      Pages 195-212
    6. Michele Sterling
      Pages 213-229
    7. Stephen May
      Pages 231-245

About this book


This book takes both a biobehavioral and a lifespan approach to understanding long-term and chronic pain, and intervening to optimize patients’ functioning. Rich in clinical diversity, chapters explore emerging areas of interest (computer-based interventions, fibromyalgia, stress), ongoing concerns (cancer pain, low back pain), and special populations (pediatric, elderly, military). This coverage provides readers with a knowledge base in assessment, treatment, and  management that is up to date, practice strengthening, and forward looking. Subject areas featured in the Handbook include:

 ▪ Patient-practitioner communication

▪ Assessment tools and strategies

▪ Common pain conditions across the lifespan

▪ Biobehavioral mechanisms of chronic pain

▪ Pharmaceutical, neurological, and rehabilitative interventions

▪ Psychosocial, complementary/alternative, narrative, and spiritual approaches

▪ Ethical issue and future directions

 With the rise of integrative perspective and the emphasis on overall quality of life rather than discrete symptoms, pain management is gaining importance across medical disciplines. Handbook of Pain and Palliative Care stands out as a one-stop reference for a range of professionals, including health practitioners specializing in pain management or palliative care, clinical and health psychologists, public health professionals, and clinicians and administrators in long-term care and hospice.




Abdominal pain Acute pain Behavioral approaches to pain Cancer pain Causes of pain Chronic pain Diabetic nerve pain Disability and pain End-of-life pain Fibromyalgia treatments Genetics of pain HIV/AIDS and pain Inflammatory pain Intrathecal pain therapy Low back pain Mechanisms of pain Migraine headache treatments Musculoskeletal pain Nerve blocks for pain Nerve injury pain Neuroanatomy of pain Neurosurgical approaches to pain Occupational injury and pain Orofacial pain Pain and quality of life Pain education Pain evaluation Pain imaging Pain in children Pain in the elderly Pain perception Pain policy Pain treatments Palliative care Peripheral neuropathy pain Phantom limb pain Pharmacogenetics of pain Placebo effect and pain Postsurgical pain Psychosocial aspects of pain Social aspects of pain Stress and pain Temporomandibular disorders Trigeminal neuralgia Trigger points of pain

Editors and affiliations

  • Rhonda J. Moore
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Health and Human ServicesRockvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1651-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-1650-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-1651-8
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