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Pain Relief in Areas of Deprivation and Conflict 

Pain Relief in Areas of Deprivation and Conflict
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Pain Relief in Areas of Deprivation and Conflict
Author(s):

John Corey

and Kelly McQueen

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190217518.003.0028
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date: 23 October 2019

This chapter addresses pain relief in areas of deprivation and conflict. There is variability in the causes of pain worldwide, including HIV/AIDS, torture-related pain and suffering, and war-related injuries. There is also great variability in the availability of adequate pain treatment worldwide due to limitations of education, training, knowledge of pain and its treatment, beliefs and communication about pain, and the inadequacy of access to drugs and palliative care in many countries. Research reflects the importance of extending pain care worldwide and addressing ethical and political issues surrounding pain care.

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