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Thursday March 20, 2014
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In the ongoing search for worthwhile reads, don't forget to consider the following page turners.

Managing Pain in Children: A Clinical Guide for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals, 2nd Edition

Wiley-Blackwell

Providing an evidence-based, practical guide to care in all areas of children’s pain management, this book offers nurses and other healthcare professionals an introduction to the skills and expertise needed to manage children’s pain effectively. This edition — whose authors include two nurses — explores the relevant physiology of children, the latest policy guidelines surrounding pain management and the ethical issues about children’s pain. It also explores pain assessment tools and non-drug methods of pain relief and applies them to practice in relation to acute pain, chronic pain, palliative care and the management of procedural pain. The evidence base, assessment techniques, pain-relieving interventions and guidance for best practice in both hospital and community settings also are covered.

Compact Clinical Guide to Women’s Pain Management

Springer Publishing Company

This guide — written by Yvonne D’Arcy, RN, MS, CRNP, CNS, an NP pain management specialist for nurses — provides evidence-based guidelines for treating women’s pain. It shares pain strategies to support individualized pain management approaches and nursing guidelines for treatment of pain caused by fibromyalgia, TMJ pain, phantom breast pain, postmastectomy pain syndrome, migraine headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, interstitial cystitis and pelvic pain, among others. Pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment options, regional anesthesia techniques, patient-controlled analgesia and epidural pain management also are included. In addition, the guide discusses options for managing extreme pain situations, how to screen and treat potential substance abusers, and the physiologic bases of gender-different pain responses.

Integrative Nursing

Weil Integrative Medicine Library

Edited by two RNs — Mary Jo Kreitzer, RN, PhD, FAAN, and Mary Koithan, RN-C, PhD, this book is defined as healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind and spirit) and all aspects of lifestyle, according to the book’s online description. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and both conventional and alternative therapies. It provides a step-by-step guide to assess and clinically treat conditions through a variety of combined methodologies including wellness, lifestyle enhancement and nutrition, according to the Weil website. The text uses case studies involving practical nursing-led initiatives and covers principles and best practices, healing environments, whole systems healing and measurement of outcomes. Other sections outline major areas of symptom management such as pain, nausea, insomnia, anxiety, depression, stress and behavioral dysfunction, and address applications to patient populations, models of care and models of education.

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