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Living with DyingA Guide to Palliative Care$
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Cicely Saunders, Mary Baines, and Robert Dunlop

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780192625144

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192625144.001.0001

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Adjuvant therapy in pain control

Adjuvant therapy in pain control

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This chapter examines the use of adjuvant therapy in the management of pain in terminally ill patients. It explains that analgesics are sometimes not enough to relieve the pain in some patients and that radiotherapy and nerve blocks are usually indicated for patients experiencing higher levels of pain. The chapter discusses the concept of palliative radiotherapy, anaesthetic techniques for pain control, and adjuvant analgesic drugs.

Keywords:   adjuvant therapy, pain management, terminally ill, analgesics, radiotherapy, nerve blocks, anaesthetic techniques

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