Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, Scottish Journal of Healthcare Chaplaincy Vol 11 (1) 2008

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

Stephen M.W. Hutchison, Iain Macritchie, Terry Veitch
Issued Date: 6 Apr 2013

Abstract


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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DOI: 10.1558/hscc.v11i1.17

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