CANCER PAIN AND THE IMPORTANCE OF FAITH IN ADDRESSING SUFFERING BEYOND THE PHYSICAL
Keywords: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
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