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Recommended Books and Publications

Guide for Adults with Cancer Pain
Based on the Guideline for the Management of Cancer Pain in Adults and Children, this guide provides facts about cancer pain treatment, how to manage cancer pain, information about pain assessment, types of pain medications, and additional treatments for pain. It addresses concerns about chemotherapy and radiation therapy that are unique to cancer treatment. In addition to suggesting ways to measure pain, there is a sample "Pain Management Diary," which assists patients in actively monitoring their pain, guiding pain management behavior, enhancing a sense of control, and facilitating communication.
Copyright 2005, 16 pages, booklet Publication Price: package of 25 $15.00 (APS member price $11.00)?Discounts are available for quantity purchases of ten or more. Order online or call American Pain Society at 847/375-4715 to place your order.

Pharmacotherapy of Cancer Pain  
Author(s) and/or Editors: Snezana Bosnjak, Dusan Beleslin, Ljiljana Vuckovic-Dekic
Language: Serbian

Pain Comorbidities: Understanding and Treating the Complex Patient  Maria Adele Giamberardino and Troels Staehelin Jensen, ISBN: 978-0-931092-92-3, Seattle: IASP Press; July 2012
An in-depth analysis of complex clinical situations involving multiple concurrent diseases, this book reviews the clinical presentation and management of interactions among medical conditions, including myofascial pain, headache, fibromyalgia, visceral pain, hypertension,  diabetes, osteoarthritis, low back pain, obesity, depression, and anxiety. The authors aim to guide medical students and practicing clinicians to better understand the nature, modalities of diagnosis, and treatment of complex clinical situations involving multiple concurrent diseases and their influence on the experience of pain.

Management of cancer pain. Clinical Practice Guideline No. 9. Jacox A, Carr DB, Payne R, et al (1994). AHCPR Publication No. 94-0592. Rockville MD. Agency for Health Care Policy and Resaerch, US Dept of Health & Human Services, Public Health Service, March.

World Health Organization Cancer Pain Relief and Palliative Care (1989)
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Pain Society Principles of Analgesic Use in the Treatment of Acute and Cancer Pain (4th ed)
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Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations(Oakbrook, Ill) Pain Standards for 2001

Opioids in Cancer Pain , 2nd edition, Editors Mellar P Davis, Paul Glare, Columba Quigley ,Janet Hardy, Oxford University Press 2009, in the website