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Cancer pain in end of life cancer patients
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Cancer pain in end of life cancer patients 1. Ferrel, B., Levy, M.H. And Paice, J. (2008) Managing pain from advanced cancer in the palliative care setting, Clinical Journal of Onchology Nursing, 12 (4), 575-81. This article stresses upon the need of “managing complex pain at the end of life” and assuming that best care to such patients can be given only by understanding the “physiological sources of pain”, utilizes an interdisciplinary team to assess the “physiological, social and spiritual factors” involved (Ferrel, Levy and Paice, 2008, p.575).
The article has prepared a step by step, scientific methodology for pain assessment and intervention strategies and based on this methodology, has thoroughly examined the case and provided care as the multidisciplinary team went on recording and analyzing the interventions as well. The study has utilized a standardized scale to assess pain, used four basic approaches to pain relief that includes, “modify the source(s) of pain(s)(,) alter the central perception of pain(,) modulate transmission of pain to the central nervous system(,) (and) block transmission of pain to the central nervous system (Ferrel, Levy and Paice, 2008, p.575-577). It has also made use of approved methods of pharmacological management of pain including co-analgesic therapy (Ferrel, Levy and Paice, 2008, p.577). ...
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