Pain in oncology is recognised as a complex symptom which includes different aspects such as somatic, spiritual, social and psychological pain. This work covers different aspects of cancer pain. It offers information and guidance on how to diagnose and treat pain from pharmacological, surgical and psychosocial viewpoints. The manual should be a useful tool for all health professionals in the field of oncology.
Pain - definitions, classifications and causes. Factors that modify the perception of pain - the concept of clinical pain. Initial pain assessment. Pain assessment during treatment. Assessment of common cancer pain syndromes. Assessment of new pain. Principles of treatment. The non-opioid analgesics. Opioid analgesics. Adjuvant analgesics. Anaesthetic, neurolytic and neurosurgical procedures. Physical therapies. Psychological and psychosocial aspects of pain control. Anticancer therapy. Unrelieved pain. Pain in neonates, children and adolescents. Elderly patients.
Number Of Pages: 39
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.08