Many people living with a terminal illness are afraid of pain, and afraid that pain will not be able to be controlled. Careful assessment and monitoring of pain is critical.
Identifying the type of pain the patient is experiencing is essential to guide the development of treatment plans and management options for patients. Patient descriptions of pain can help to identify whether it is nociceptive or neuropathic pain. See Cancer Pain Wiki Assessment
Read CareSearch Evidence synthesis on pain
CarerHelp has information for families about symptoms
Visit the Tasmanian Palliative Care Formulary
Last updated 24 August 2021