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Palliative Care Perspectives$
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James L. Hallenbeck

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780195165784

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165784.001.0001

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Pain Management

Pain Management

(p.36) 4 Pain Management
Palliative Care Perspectives

James L. Hallenbeck

Oxford University Press

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

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