Learning to live with pain
"She writes from her wealth of personal experience and with extraordinary courage", Joan Sutherland OM, AC,DBE
'Mother Killed. Baby Lives in Freak Accident, Oxford Times 20 February 1962'.
"The newspaper was wrong. I was that young woman', writes Renée Goossens, an extraordinary woman who has suffered both physical and emotional pain throughout her life.
This book will change how you understand and cope with pain. It took Renée five and a half years of research and forty five years of living it. Renée shares not only her own coping strategies, but those of over one hundred families she has interviewed in England, France and Australia. It also includes the advice of medical practitioners and complementary therapists.
"There is no family anywhere in the world who has not experienced pain, be it physical, emotional or in the form of grieving for a loved one," says Renée.
In 1962 at the age of 21, Renée was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident that kept her in an English hospital for nearly two years depriving her temporarily of her husband and baby.
Wheelchairbound with a lively toddler to raise, Renée beat the odds and walked again. She has since then endured over fifteen spinal operations and ongoing chronic pain. Renée has required a wheelchair since 1995.
Pain Management is a practical guide for families suffering from physical and emotional pain in plain English.
This book is written by a patient for patients. Practical advice is given on:How to recognise the right doctor or specialist for your family
Words and children, careful use of language
The medical management of pain
Methods of distraction from pain for adults and children
Pets as therapy
Pain Management: Learning to live with pain
Author: Renée Goossens
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