X, 197 p. 16 illus., 4 illus. in color. online resource
This clinically focused book provides the essential modalities for managing pain in older patients. Chapters cover a variety of topics important for clinicians, including effective approaches, evaluation, acute and chronic pain, interventional strategies, and addiction issues. Complexities in assessing and treating pain when presented with multiple comorbidities and the unique physical, cognitive, and sensory changes that occur in the elderly are discussed in detail. Practical, concise and authored by leaders in pain medicine, this will serve as an invaluable guide to practitioners that care for older people
1. Effective Approaches for Pain Relief in Older Adults -- 2. Pain Assessment in Older Adults -- 3. Acute Pain Management in Older Adults -- 4. Unique Physiologic Considerations -- 5. Specific Conditions Causing Persistent Pain in Older Adults -- 6. Antiepileptics -- 7. A Biopsychosocial Perspective on the Assessment and Treatment of Chronic Pain in Older Adults -- 8. Interventional Strategies for Pain in Older Adults -- 9. Assessing and Managing Addiction Risk in Older Adults with Pain.