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Pain assessment and management

Gail Saiger

in Palliative Medicine

Third edition

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199694143
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739255 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199694143.003.0020
Pain assessment and management

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This chapter presents a case study to illustrate the desired skills, attitudes, and knowledge required for pain assessment and management. It examines several questions such as: How to assess the patient's pain? How to choose the most appropriate treatment regimen for the patient's pain syndromes? How to initiate an oral opioid? What is incident pain and how to manage it?

Keywords: palliative care; medical education; case studies; pain syndromes; patient care; cancer patients; incident pain; oral opioids

Chapter.  11255 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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