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Current good practice in pain medicine

Cathy Stannard, Michael Coupe and Anthony Pickering

in Opioids in Non-Cancer Pain

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print March 2013 | ISBN: 9780199678075
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191757464 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199678075.003.0006

Series: Oxford Pain Management Library

Current good practice in pain medicine

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Pain is a complex sensory and emotional experience upon which there are numerous influences. Pain is related to dysfunction physically, socially, emotionally, and vocationally. Techniques for the management of acute pain have poor applicability to the management of persisting symptoms. Assessment of pain should include evaluation of patients’ beliefs about their symptoms, and an exploration of the impact of symptoms on the patient’s life. Trust between patient and therapist underpins successful pain management.

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Subjects: Clinical Oncology ; Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics ; Pain Medicine

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