Written by an international panel of expert pain physicians, A Comprehensive Handbook of Cancer Pain Management in Developing Countries addresses this challenging and vital topic with reference to the latest body of evidence relating to cancer pain. It thoroughly covers pain management in the developing world, explaining the benefit of psychological, interventional, and complementary therapies in cancer pain management, as well as the importance of identifying and overcoming regulatory and educational barriers.
An excellent resource for all healthcare professionals who treat cancer pain at any stage of the disease, this volume highlights the importance of a multimodal approach to pain, including pain caused by cancer therapies, from diagnosis through the end of life of cancer patients and cancer survivors.
• pain as the fifth vital sign
• barriers to adequate cancer pain management in developing countries
• managing pain with limited resources
• managing acute pain crises
• the WHO Analgesic Ladder
• non-pharmacological pain management
• common myths and misconceptions regarding opioids
• pain services in resource-poor settings
• and much more.