Authors Professor Philip Siddall, Rebecca McCabe and Dr Robin Murray have devoted much of their lives to working with people in pain and are lead clinicians in the HammondCare Pain Management Service at Greenwich Hospital.
The Pain Book helps people face pain by using plain language to explain the source and types of pain, how the body and mind respond and the kinds of treatments available. It also helps people find hope by giving practical steps to reduce pain and address the physical, psychological and spiritual impact of pain – complete with illustrations, techniques and exercises.
'I don't think you need to have pain of any kind to get something from this book. The reality is, though, most of us are in pain... Whatever your experience, this book outlines the ideas and strategies that are extremely useful when it comes to just living your life.' Judith Lucy - foreword
'The Pain Book not only provides practical pathways for taking control of pain, but also bravely and respectfully speaks of the deeper and transformative journey that many people in pain travel.' Coralie Wales PhD, Chronic Pain Australia
'The Pain Book can be your lifeline to recovery.' Elizabeth Carrigan, Australian Pain Management Association.
About the Author
Professor Philip Siddall is a specialist pain medicine physician, active researcher and is a sought-after speaker and writer on pain. Rebecca McCabe is a senior physiotherapist, president of Bethany Health Care Centre, member of the Sisters of Mercy and former Australian swimmer. Dr Robin Murray is a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist and is an international trainer in the Psychology of Happiness and Management of Chronic Pain. Together they run the Pain Management Service at Greenwich Hospital, spending time every day with people in pain – to whom they dedicate The Pain Book. Foreword by Judith Lucy (Judith Lucy’s Spiritual Journey, ABC TV; Drink, Smoke, Pass Out – An unlikely spiritual journey).