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Author Patt, Richard B.

Title The complete guide to relieving cancer pain and suffering / Richard B. Patt and Susan S. Lang.

Publication Info. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2004]


Location Call No. Status
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  616.99 PATT    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  616.99406 PATT    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  616.994 P27    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  616.994 P27C    Check Shelf
Edition Revised and expanded edition.
Description xviii, 446 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Note Previously published in 1994 under the title: You don't have to suffer; Lang listed as the first author on t.p.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 421-429) and index.
Contents A note for chronic pain sufferers who don't have cancer -- Part 1: Cancer and its pain -- How cancer pain undermines health and treatment -- Understanding cancer and pain -- Assessing pain and planning treatment strategies -- On being an active health care consumer -- Part 2: The Painkillers -- Understanding medications used to treat mild pain -- Understanding medications used to treat moderate pain -- Understanding medications used to treat severe pain -- Understanding how adjuvant drugs relieve pain and suffering -- High-tech options -- Part 3: Other approaches and concerns -- Dealing with constipation, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting -- Dealing with other side effects and discomforts -- Mind-body approaches to easing pain -- Special cases: Children, the elderly, and patients with special needs -- Dealing with feelings -- If death approaches -- Appendix 1: Where to find more information -- Appendix 2: Common drugs used for cancer pain and foreign names for the drugs -- Appendix 3: Detailed relaxation instructions -- Appendix 4: Planning for your mental and physical health care and treatment -- Glossary: Pain and cancer terms -- Glossary 2: Terms associated with end-of-life issues and care.
Subject Cancer pain.
Pain Management -- Popular Works.
Neoplasms -- Popular Works.
Palliative Care -- Popular Works.
Added Author Lang, Susan S.
Lang, Susan S. You don't have to suffer.
ISBN 0195135016 hardcover alkaline paper
0195135024 paperback alkaline paper
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