Anatomical and Physiological Bases of Nociception; Biochemical Basis of Nociception: The Role of Cytokines; Taxonomy and Classification of Pain; Chronic Non-Cancer Pain Part II. Psychological and Psychosocial Considerations; Quality of Life and Coping in Chronic Pain Patients; Patient and Family in the Context of Chronic Pain; The Anthropology of Pain Part III. Pain Evaluation; The Medical Evaluation of Pain; Psychophysiological Evaluation of Chronic Pain; Psychological Evaluation of the Chronic Pain Patient; Pharmacological Therapy of Pain: Connections between Theory and Practice; Common Nerve Blocks used in Pain Medicine; The Neurological Approach to Chronic Pain; Implantable Devices and Drug Delivery Systems; Radiation Therapy Part V. Psychosocial Therapeutic Approaches; Psychological Approaches to the Treatment of Pain; Psychological Approaches to the Treatment of Pain; Behavioural Modification; Hypnosis and Chronic Pain Part VI. Nursing and Palliative Approaches; Chronic Pain: A Nursing Perspective; Palliative Medicine Part VII. Physical and Complementary Approaches; Use of Electricity and Other Physical Agents; Herbal Therapy for Pain Control Part VIII. Particular Pain Syndromes: Medical Psychological Aspects; Headache; Low-Back Pain; Pelvic-Perineal Pain; Rheumatic Pain; Pain and Suffering in Cancer Part IX. Organisation of a Pain Service; Pain Treatment Facilities: Terminology and Characteristics; Burnout and Other Problems of the Health Professional Treating Pain.