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Nerve Blocks in Palliative Care
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Nerve Blocks in Palliative Care

Fiona Hicks and Karen H Simpson

Abstract

In most patients, pain medication, along with physical therapy and supportive counselling, adequately controls the pain of terminal disease, but in some cases pain medication fails or produces unacceptable side effects, and other more invasive interventions may be used. This book provides guidelines on nerve blocking and neuromodulation techniques to help patients and professionals make choices in pain management. Patient selection and appropriate referral are discussed as well as ethical issues and consent. The book outlines the full range of techniques considered to provide excellent care fo ... More

Keywords: pain medication, terminal disease, nerve blocking, neuromodulation techniques, pain management, patient selection, ethical issues, consent, palliative care

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780198527039
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198527039.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Fiona Hicks, author
Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, UK

Karen H Simpson, author
Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, UK

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