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6/05/2008

Book Review - An Awesome Book on the Topic of Chronic Pain!

The Truth About Chronic Pain: Patients and Professionals on How to Face It Understand It, Overcome It by Arthur Rosenfeld.



I found this book in my local library. I think it is fantastic! It was interesting from start to finish.


The first section of the book, "Patients in Pain", consists of several chapters. Each chapter contains the author's interview of a chronic pain patient.


Part two contains the author's interviews with caregivers (health care professionals).

The third section is called "Thinkers on Pain".


Finally, the author concludes with an epilogue, "Toward Compassionate Pain Management", which covers the current state of pain management in our society and his view of how it needs to change for the better.


I think ANYONE who has chronic pain will find this book absolutely fascinating. Many of those interviewed in this book have strong opinions on the topic of pain. I agreed wholeheartedly with some, but not all, of their opinions. Whether I agreed with each opinion or not, I found all of the viewpoints represented here to be quite interesting.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who experiences chronic pain (or who has a loved one who does). While I realize that not all endo patients experience physical pain as a symptom, this book may still hold interest for those without that symptom. (Emotional pain is discussed in the book as well as physical pain).

This book is thought-provoking and eye-opening.

This article was posted by Jeanne via "Jeanne's Endo Blog" at www.endendoat.blogspot.com.

2 comments:

Yaya said...

Awesome, I can't wait to read it!

Jeanne said...

Alicia,
You'll love it. It's a fantastic book!!
Jeanne :)

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