27. Pain Management

  1. Keith M. Bellizzi4 and
  2. Margot A. Gosney5
  1. Paul Glare1,
  2. Beatriz Korc-Grodzicki2,
  3. Nessa Coyle2 and
  4. Manpreet Boparai3

Published Online: 2 JAN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118312513.ch27

Cancer and Aging Handbook: Research and Practice

Cancer and Aging Handbook: Research and Practice

How to Cite

Glare, P., Korc-Grodzicki, B., Coyle, N. and Boparai, M. (2012) Pain Management, in Cancer and Aging Handbook: Research and Practice (eds K. M. Bellizzi and M. A. Gosney), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118312513.ch27

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Department of Human Development and Family Studies, The University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269, USA

  2. 5

    Clinical Health Sciences, University of Reading, Reading, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Pain and Palliative Care Service, Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Medicine, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, USA

  3. 3

    Department of Pharmacy, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY 10065, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JAN 2013
  2. Published Print: 10 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470874424

Online ISBN: 9781118312513

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Keywords:

  • pain management;
  • dementia, shortened survival;
  • elderly cancer pain management;
  • WHO analgesic ladder/cancer guidelines;
  • pain intensity in cognitively impaired

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Importance of Cancer Pain Management in the Elderly

  • Epidemiology of Pain in Cancer Patients

  • Assessment of Pain in the Geriatric Cancer Patient

  • Pain Treatment Timeline

  • Other Analgesic Agents and their Use and Potential Side Effects

  • Complementary Therapies

  • Conclusions

  • References