You Don't Have to Suffer : A Complete Guide to Relieving Cancer Pain for Patients and Their Families
This is the one book that anyone who has taken care of a loved one with cancer wished they had from the beginning. Starting with a review on why cancer pain is still an everyday tragedy when modern medical techniques can relieve it in almost every case, it teaches families everything they need to know about cancer pain and its treatments. Viewing pain as a whole-body phenomenon that comprises physical and psychological well-being, this book outlines the latest medical treatments and medications as well as psychological, cognitive, and spiritual approaches to coping and relieving cancer pain.
- Paperback | 384 pages
- 135.9 x 203.2 x 21.1mm | 348.35g
- 01 Jan 1996
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- Revised ed.
- line figures, tables
Table of contents
CANCER AND ITS PAIN ; 1. Cancer Pain Undermines Cancer Treatment ; 2. Understanding Cancer and Pain ; 3. Assessing Pain and Planning Strategies ; 4. On Being an Active Health-Care Consumer ; THE PAINKILLERS ; 5. Understanding Mild Pain Relievers ; 6. Understanding the Weak Opioids ; 7. Understanding the Strong Opioids ; 8. Understanding How Adjuvant Drugs Relieve Pain and Suffering ; 9. "High-Tech" Options ; OTHER APPROACHES AND CONCERNS ; 10. Dealing with Constipation, Diarrhea, Nausea, and Vomiting ; 11. Dealing with Other Side Effects and Discomforts ; 12. Mind-Body Approaches to Easing Pain ; 13. Special Cases: Children, the Elderly, and Patients with Special Needs ; 14. Dealing with Feelings ; 15. If Death Approaches ; Notes ; Appendix: Where to find more information ; Appendix: More information on medications ; Glossary ; Selected Bibliography ; Index
... a superb book... the reviewer [will] encourage patients and their families to read the book... * Anaesthesia and Analgesia *