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Introduction

CICELY SAUNDERS, MARY BAINES and ROBERT DUNLOP

in Living with Dying

Third edition

Published in print April 1995 | ISBN: 9780192625144
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730009 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192625144.003.0001
Introduction

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about palliative care and pain management in terminally ill patients. The book examines the issues of terminal pain, the use of analgesics, control of symptoms other than pain, components of total pain, and the use of adjuvant therapy in pain control. It also highlights the importance of community care and hospital-based geriatric services in easing the physical burden of care on relatives.

Keywords: palliative care; pain management; terminally ill; analgesics; symptom control; adjuvant therapy; community care; geriatric services

Chapter.  3063 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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