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Pain is Really Strange

The physiology of pain can be an arduous subject but this illustrated book explains the symptoms and pathways of pain in an imaginative way, which makes it easy to read and enjoy.

The physiology of pain can be an arduous subject but this illustrated book explains the symptoms and pathways of pain in an imaginative way, which makes it easy to read and enjoy.

The book outlines strategies for ‘relearning’ pain and would be useful for people seeking to understand and manage chronic pain.

I would not recommend using it with oncology patients who generally have progressive pain, but I do not think the book was written for this group in any case.

However, I like the illustrations and the patient-friendly text and, considering the large amount of written patient information nurses hand out, it would be great to see cancer information presented in a similarly imaginative and readable format. I would also love to see a range of booklets in this series on cancer pain, symptoms and end of life pain.

The book is well referenced

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