Provides healthcare professionals with questionnaires, instruments, and clinical concepts for assessing geriatric patients. Includes material on depression assessment, adherence to medical treatment, substance abuse, recognizing elder abuse and prevention of functional decline.
This comprehensive guide to geriatric pain management provides the most current information available on assessment and treatment of pain in older adults. In a concise, reader-friendly format, the book provides techniques, tips, and tools for assessing pain and examines barriers to appropriate treatment. It addresses the physiological and psychosocial factors underlying the process and occurrence of pain and helps nurses to develop a comprehensive multimodal approach to pain management that includes pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions. The guide provides detailed coverage of medications commonly used for pain management, including all contraindications and side effects, so that nurses will be able to evaluate the best use of a medication in the context of comorbidities and sensitivities of each individual. Also addressed are chronic illnesses common to the elderly population, palliative and hospice care, treatment of concurrent depression and anxiety, treatment of cognitively impaired elderly, and techniques for assessment and intervention in cases of substance abuse.
Today's food and weight dilemma -- The appetite awareness training solution -- Disordered eating or eating disorder? -- Discover your stomach signals -- Take back your power -- Reduce binges to mere overeating -- Effective emotional eating -- Food awareness training -- Self-coaching for life -- Leaving the maze of disordered eating.
Contents: Chronic Pain as Disease: the Pathophysiology of Disordered Pain -- Reliable Care Through the Activity Paradigm for Back Problems -- Headache -- Osteoarthritis and Fibromyalgia -- Neuropathic Pain -- Pharmacological Treatment of Pain -- Injection Based Analgesic Therapies -- Treating Pain Without Pills: an Integrative Approach to Complementary and Alternative Modalities -- Motivating Behavior Change in Patients with Chronic Pain -- Disability Management in Primary Care -- Psychosocial Factors in Chronic Pain Patients: When to Refer -- Addiction in Pain Management -- Protecting Your Practice: Appropriate Documentation for Pain Management -- Medical Board and Drug Enforcement Administration Investigations: How to Handle an Injury -- Disability Management Issues for an Injured Worker with Low Back Pain.