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Pain Management

James L. Hallenbeck

in Palliative Care Perspectives

Published in print August 2003 | ISBN: 9780195165784
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199999897 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165784.003.0004
Pain Management

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This chapter examines pain-management issues in palliative care. Pain is the most common complaint of terminally ill patients and it has been estimated that between 85 to 95 percent of pain syndromes can be adequately palliated using relatively simple techniques. Despite this, pain is often under-treated. The chapter discusses different types and classifications of pain and explains the factors that should be considered in the development of pain management strategy.

Keywords: pain management; palliative care; terminally ill; pain syndromes; disease management

Chapter.  15789 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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