Hadjistavropoulos T, Hadjistavropoulos H, eds. Pain Management for Older Adults: A Self-Help Guide. Seattle: IASP Press, 2008. ISBN 0-9310-9270-1; 201 pages; Paperback $31.68
The editors of this self-help guide rightly point out that a book on self-management strategies for chronic pain tailored to the needs of older persons makes an important contribution. While there are numerous self-help books on pain management already on the market, this manual fills a niche with its specific focus on orienting the information provided to the unique life circumstances of older adults. Moreover, health care professionals and other caregivers are likely to find this publication quite useful as a means of structuring treatment and care of older adults who present with persistent pain problems.