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Author Roy, R. (Ranjan)

Title Chronic pain and family : a clinical perspective / Ranjan Roy
Published New York, NY : Springer, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 157 pages)
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. changing nature of families in the west -- 2. impact of chronic pain on marriage and family -- 3. health of the partners (spouses) and the children -- 4. Chronic pain and sexual relations -- 5. meaning and function of pain in marriage : the international perspective -- 6. What happens to communication? -- 7. Who does what? : an exploration of family roles -- 8. What happens to the children? -- 9. Partner abuse and chronic pain -- 10. Issues in couple therapy -- 11. Family therapy
Summary Chronic pain affects every facet of a patient's life, and nowhere is this more evident than in the complex arena of family life. "Chronic Pain and Family: a Clinical Perspective" examines typical family issues associated with prolonged illness, offering realistic ways to approach them in therapy. Informed by current practice and his own experience, noted author/clinician Ranjan Roy brings fresh insights to common pain scenarios and therapeutic impasses, and provides a framework for assessing marital and family relationships when chronic pain is a defining factor. Clinicians will get not only a clearer understanding of sensitive issues, but also effective strategies for engaging clients without turning them off. The coverage includes: meanings of pain in relationships - "Who Does What?": exploring changes in family roles - resistance to treatment: why it occurs and how to work through it - health concerns and other burdens on well spouses and children - sexuality, domestic abuse, and other "silent" issues - and, case examples demonstrating therapy step-by-step with a range of couples and families.; For therapists and social workers who deal with this growing population of patients, "Chronic Pain and Family: A Clinical Perspective" stands at a unique intersection of pain/disability and family resources. Roy's recognition of the family's changing demographics together with his synthesis of clinical knowledge make the book suitable for graduate-level courses as well
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 140-149)
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Subject Chronic pain -- Treatment.
Chronic pain -- Patients -- Family relationships.
Pain -- psychology.
Chronic Disease -- psychology.
Chronic Disease -- therapy.
Family Relations.
Pain Management.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2005935290
ISBN 0387296484 (alk. paper)
0387296492 (electronic bk.)
9780387296487 (alk. paper)
9780387296494 (electronic bk.)