May 2009 - Pain Management took 3rd Place at the International book awards qLiving Now Book Awardsq in America within the qBooks for Better Livingq category. Pain Management is a unique book written by a patient ? herself a chronic pain sufferer for over four decades ? for patients. RenAe Goossens recounts her battles with pain and her inspirational success in surviving pain. This unique book aims to teach patients ? how to communicate with doctors simply, ? how to be assertive yet polite, ? how to seek a second opinion without damaging relationships with other treating practitioners, ? how to assess complementary therapies. Written in plain language, Pain Management explains the effect of pain on the human nervous system. It provides medical and psychological strategies to enable patients to help themselves. For those living with constant pain, the book acknowledges and clearly demonstrates how to cope with: ? Emotional pain ? Depression ? Grief and Loss ? Maximise the quality of life Pain Management provides up to date information, reference material and case histories on sensitive issues of Dementia Care, Neurological Diseases, the work of Carers, Respite Care, Children?s Hospices, Caring for those with Life Limiting Illnesses, Death and Dying and Grief Counselling. Pain Management will change how you understand and cope with Pain.When I was in a wheelchair they did not greet me, but averted theirglance, perhaps assuming I was unable to communicate. ... People stopped to chat, asked mewhereI got it from, what I used it for, how long I had used one, how much it cost and whether ... suitable electric wheelchairs or scooters for children as they must usually be custom builtand cost almost as much as a ... Likewise, whenI use my manual wheelchair pushed by a friend, she is addressed but people seldomtalk to me.
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