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by RENEE GOOSSENS
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New softcover book, 232 pages. Published 2007
This is a unique book written by a patient - herself a chronic pain sufferer for over four decades - for patients.
In Pain Management, Renée Goossens recounts her battles with pain and her inspirational success in surviving pain. From her own experiences, Renée knows that there is more to the experience of chronic pain than the pain itself. In writing Pain Management, she brings her personal perspective, as one who has successfully fulfilled the roles of mother, teacher, translator, writer and a great friend to many, in the face of increasing physical disability and severe pain.
This ground-breaking book aims to teach patients:
Written in plain language, the book explains the effect of pain on the human nervous system. It provides medical and psychological strategies to enable patients to help themselves.
For those living with constant pain, the book acknowledges and clearly demonstrates how to cope with:
This book provides up-to-date information, reference material and case histories on sensitive issues of Dementia Care, Neurological Diseases, the work of Carers, Respite Care, Children's Hospices, Caring for those with Life Limiting Illnesses, Death and Dying and Grief Counselling.
This book will change how you understand and cope with Pain.
About the author
Renée Goossens was educated in Australia, Italy, France and England. Trained as a teacher for children with special needs, she studied further in medical research at a leading children’s hospital specialising in neurological disorders. Since the age of 19, she worked with medical teams supporting families suffering from a variety of physical and emotional problems.
Renée returned to Sydney in 1967, and taught children with disabilities. Subsequently she was lecturer in French at the NSW State Conservatorium of Music, and French language coach for the Australian Opera. In 1980 she joined SBSTV, where she worked as administrator, editor and translator for twelve years. Renée spent nine years living in France and England and wrote for newspapers and magazines. She now lives in Sydney. Her memoir Belonging was published in 2003.
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Pain Management by Renée Goossens