Cancer Pain Management: A Comprehensive Approach

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Karen H. Simpson, Keith Budd
OUP Oxford, 2000 - Medical - 278 pages
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Cancer related pain can be successfully managed in the majority of patients by the use of medication. Some patients, however, have pain that does not respond to opioids, and require more specialised pain management techniques. Examples of such treatments are nerve blocks, radiotherapy, acupuncture and physiotherapy. This is the first book to provide detailed information on these and other methods of pain management. The Editors are experienced clinicians who have brought together an international, multi-professional team of pain specialists, palliative medicine practitioners and oncologists to provide a practical, comprehensive guide to the overall management of cancer pain. By effectively covering many different aspects of care, this book will appeal to all health care professionals involved with the frontline of cancer related pain.

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Contents

Nursing issues
48
Physiotherapy
63
Nonpharmacological methods for the treatment of pain in children
74
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Karen H Simpson is a Consultant in Pain Management in the Pain Management Service at St James's University Hospital, and Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. Keith Budd is a Consultant in Pain Relief Management at The Mornington Clinic, Cottingley Manor, Bingley, West Yorkshire, UK.

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