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Aust Fam Physician. 2006 Oct;35(10):762-5.

Pain management in palliative care--an update.

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School of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Western Australia, and Palliative Care Unit, Hollywood Private Hospital, Perth, Western Australia, Australia. auretk@cyllene.uwa.edu.au

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Pain is a common and feared problem for those with advanced cancer. The goal of palliative care is to relieve suffering and improve quality of life. A step-by-step approach allows good symptom management and minimisation of drug side effects.

OBJECTIVE:

This article aims to improve the general practitioner's confidence in prescribing in the palliative care setting and to encourage early involvement of community palliative care teams.

DISCUSSION:

Opioid initiation and substitution, and the role of other medications and nondrug therapies in controlling cancer pain are discussed.

PMID:
17019446
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