• Stephen M. W. Hutchison Highland Hospice in Inverness
  • Iain Macritchie NHS Highland
  • Terry Veitch Raigmore Hospital in Inverness



Total pain, spirituality, multidisciplinary working, spiritual care


Inadequate response to analgesia in a patient with severe physical pain due to advanced cancer prompted exploration of psychological and spiritual contributory factors. Robust discussion with the palliative care consultant, psychiatric nurse, and chaplain resulted in psychological and spiritual wholeness and peace, and improved pain control for the remainder of her life

Author Biographies

Stephen M. W. Hutchison, Highland Hospice in Inverness

Stephen M. W. Hutchison is Consultant Physician in Palliative Medicine based at the Highland Hospice in Inverness.

Iain Macritchie, NHS Highland

Iain Macritchie is Head of Chaplaincy Services for NHS Highland and is based at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness.

Terry Veitch, Raigmore Hospital in Inverness

Terry Veitch is Consultation Liaison Mental Health Nurse based at Raigmore Hospital in Inverness


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How to Cite

Hutchison, S., Macritchie, I., & Veitch, T. (2013). CANCER PAIN AND THE IMPORTANCE OF FAITH IN ADDRESSING SUFFERING BEYOND THE PHYSICAL. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 11(1), 17–20.

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