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Challenging The Representations Of Cancer Pain: Experiences Of A Multidisciplinary Pain Management Group In A Palliative Care Unit

ELIZABETH CHAPMAN, DAVID HUGHES, ANNETTE LANDY, JUDITH WHALE, MARGARET SAUNDERS

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Objective:This article describes how a Multidisciplinary Pain Management Group was set up in a palliative care unit, and outlines the ways that the group works with different patients. We place these comments in the context of the wider representations of pain.Methods:Our observations of patients seen by the multidisciplinary team.Results:We tentatively propose that where the patient's pain has certain characteristics it may require a different approach. Patients who are older, with a lengthy treatment history, may require a different input than younger patients, who may have a number of factors that further complicate their experience of pain. We use our extensive experience with mesothelioma patients to draw a further important distinction between this patient group and other patients.Significance of research:Our observations suggest the need to allow sufficient time for intensive psychological work to be done with mesothelioma patients in order for pharmacological interventions to be effective.