Is it worth the pain?

  1. If there was a 12 step program for compulsive and addictive book buying then I would be a member because "Im powerless over buying books and my life is unmanegable"
    So before I spend the $45.00 on a book , "Pain: Cinical Manual, 2nd edition;" by Margo Mccaffery and Pasero,C.,I wanted to know if anyone has any one read it and if so do you recommend it,thank you, and "keep coming back"
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  3. by   Dr. Kate
    Haven't read it, but Margo McCaffery is the one to read if you read no one else on pain.

    So many books and so little time. And they're on such a wonderful variety of subjects.
  4. by   Genista
    I'm a book addict, too. I'm trying to go to the library more & buy less, because my home is beginning to look like a bookstore! LOL!

    I have the Pain Clinical Manual. It's very good! I bought it when I took a pain management seminar awhile back & heard about all the resource tools, studies, & equalanalgesic charts in the book. It also has pain scale translations in many languages (I even used one of the pain scale translations for a post op patient & she was able to use it. It was in Vietnamese, and no staff could speak the language, so it was a big help). If you decide not to buy it, then maybe you can have your employer buy a copy for reference at work. We do have a copy where I work, but I bought my own copy because I like to be able to refer to it at home. ;-) If you are interested in pain management & want to be current on the latest information, then this book is for you.

  5. by   ohbet
    kona2,are you from the Big Island? I lived in Kona for many years.
    'My employer buy the book? Thats a joke!
    Id like to know more about pain management,I work in mostly LTC,and some rehab.,so there is alot of pain around,and it would be a good thing to be able to suggest to the MDs what could be done.
    I guess Ill break down and buy the book