Cancer Pain Management: A Comprehensive Approach

Hardcover | January 25, 2001

EditorKaren Simpson, Keith Budd

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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 manydifferent aspects of care, this book will appeal to all health care professionals involved with the frontline of cancer related pain.

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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 bo...

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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Format:HardcoverDimensions:286 pages, 9.45 × 6.61 × 0.79 inPublished:January 25, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192628771

ISBN - 13:9780192628770

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Table of Contents

1. Philosophy of management of cancer pain2. Ethical issues in managing cancer pain3. Psychological support for patients and their families4. Spiritual help for patients and carers5. Nursing issues in the management of cancer pain6. Physiotherapy in the management of cancer pain7. Non-pharmacological methods for the treatment of pain in children8. Nerve blocks - simple injections, epidurals, spinal and more complex blocks9. Complex interventional therapies for intractable cancer pain10. Percutaneous cordotomy11. Neurosurgical management of pain12. General surgical procedures in pain management13. Acupuncture and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS)14. Spinal cord stimulation in the treatment of cancer-induced pain15. The role of radiotherapy in the management of cancer pain16. The role of chemotherapy and hormonal manipulation in cancer pain management17. Homeopathic medicine