Nerve blocks in palliative care

Paperback | September 20, 2004

byFiona Hicks, Karen H Simpson

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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 practical bookprovides comprehensive and easy-to-follow guidelines on nerve blocking and neuromodulation techniques to help patients and professionals make choices in pain management. Patients selection and appropriate referral are discussed as well as ethical issues and consent. This book will be an invaluable source of information for a variety of professionals working with patients with advanced disease, including palliative care doctors and specialist nurses, as there is a scarcity of consultants in pain management in the field of palliative care. Some healthcareprofessionals may not have experience of the full range of techniques that may benefit their patients, therefore limiting the choices available to patients with uncontrolled pain in the context of palliative care. This book will ensure that the full range of techniques are considered to provideexcellent care for patients with pain that is difficult to manage.

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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 practical bookprovides comprehensive and easy-to-follow guide...

Fiona Hicks is a Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, UK. Karen H Simpson is a Consultant in Pain Medicine, St James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:148 pages, 8.5 × 5.35 × 0.39 inPublished:September 20, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198527039

ISBN - 13:9780198527039

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Table of Contents

1. Philosophy behind the use of interventional pain management techniques in palliative care2. Defining the problem3. Assessment of pain4. Pain syndromes5. Choice of technique6. Simple peripheral nerve blocks and injections7. Regional nerve blocks8. Spinal drug delivery9. Electrical stimulation techniques10. Ethical issues