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Book and Media Reviews |

Handbook of Pain Relief in Older Adults: An Evidence-Based Approach

Jeffrey H. Silverstein, MD, CIP
JAMA. 2011;306(11):1265-1266. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.1338.
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A handbook is a type of reference work, or other collection of instructions, intended to provide ready reference. The second edition of the Handbook of Pain Relief in Older Adults:An Evidence-Based Approach, edited by F. Michael Gloth III, is a nicely bound, medium-sized, 204-page offering; however, its intended audience is unclear. The content is broad, including an interesting chapter on spirituality and series of chapters at the end covering politics, policy, and communication. These chapters are well-written monographs best read in a comfortable chair with a cup of tea rather than pulled out of a white coat pocket on rounds.

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