Psychosocial Interventions for Chronic Pain PDF ePub eBook

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Psychosocial Interventions for Chronic Pain free pdf Recently, there has been a significant and healthy shift to establish the effectiveness of clinical practice, widely referred to as 'evidence-based medicine'. This book fills a major gap in the practice literature for health care professionals engaged in providing psychosocial care for their patients suffering from chronic pain or illness. Oxford University, a leader in evidence-based medicine, now has a master's program in evidence-based social work, the only one of its kind. Much of the practice of medicine is evidence based- however, much of the psychosocial care provided to patients is not. This is not due to the absence of such evidence- rather, practice has traditionally relied on clinical evidence, common sense, and practitioner 'wisdom'. However, given the demand for results from governments, from insurance companies, and, most importantly, from patients, psychosocial care must move in the direction of evidence-based practice, for which a great deal of research is available. This book will provide empirically derived support and understanding of psychosocial problems encountered by patients and explore the efficacy of the interventions available for patient care. Chapter 1 will take a historical view of the development of evidence-based practice in medicine and psychology. Chapter 2 will examine the concept of empirically supported evidence, that is, the extent to which the impact of psychosocial problems on health has been measured. The remaining eight chapters will explore a range of psychosocial issues through case illustration and examine both the problems and their management from an evidence-based approach. This book is a departure from reports on evidence-based practice to the extent that the empirical bases of the problems reported, and not just their treatment, are subjected to scrutiny.

About Ranjan Roy

Ranjan Roy is Professor of Social Work and Clinical Health Psychology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba. He is also a Consultant (Scientific) in the Department of Anesthesia, St. Boniface Hospital, Winnipeg. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Science and Humanities, and is renowned as a researcher and lecturer on the biopsychosocial aspects of chronic pain.

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Author : Ranjan Roy
Publisher : Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Data Published : 25 August 2008
ISBN : 0387762957
EAN : 9780387762951
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 190 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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