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Palliative Care for Non-cancer Patients$
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Julia Addington-Hall and Irene Higginson

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780192629609

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629609.001.0001

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The management of chronic pain in palliative non-cancer patients

The management of chronic pain in palliative non-cancer patients

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(p.66) Chapter 6 The management of chronic pain in palliative non-cancer patients
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Palliative Care for Non-cancer Patients
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Eduardo Bruera

Catherine M. Neumann

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629609.003.0007

Pain is a frequent and devastating complication in palliative care patients with diseases other than cancer. Unfortunately, current knowledge about the frequency, pathophysiology, and clinical course of these pain syndromes is limited as compared to pain syndromes in cancer patients. There is evidence that pain in palliative non-cancer patients is frequently underdiagnosed and under-treated. This chapter suggests some guidelines for the assessment and management of non-cancer pain, and reviews the characteristics and patterns of care of some of the more common pain syndromes in palliative care patients with diseases other than cancer. Some possible future research areas are also discussed.

Keywords:   pain management, patient care, pain syndromes, non-cancer patients

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