Medicina del dolor y cuidado paliativo

Translated title of the contribution: Pain medicine and palliative care

Franklin Ruiz (Editor), Nancy Lucía Moreno Serrano (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportBook


In health care careers, both in Colombia and Latin America, there is very little training on the evaluation and management of patients in pain medicine and palliative care, despite its wide prevalence in the general population. Hence, this book was conceived as interdisciplinary, with its focus of attention on the patient-family-caregiver unit. Thus, it contextualizes the situation of palliative care in the region and the world while addressing fundamental aspects of neurobiology, pharmacology, and comprehensive assessment. Similarly, it offers management guidelines on the most prevalent pathologies in chronic pain, symptom management in palliative care for specific problems, and a psychosocial approach to patients, families, and caregivers. In addition, the book addresses issues of decision making in palliative care, as well as its ethical and legal implications—a relevant topic these days. The authors hope to encourage and support the creation of interdisciplinary pain medicine and palliative care intervention teams in the regions that most lack these resources, as well as to provide bioethics committees, legal health areas, and patient associations with a perspective on this fundamental issue in their daily work.
Translated title of the contributionPain medicine and palliative care
Original languageSpanish (Colombia)
Place of PublicationColombia
PublisherUniversidad del Rosario
Number of pages320
ISBN (Electronic)978-958-784-924-0, 978-958-784-925-7
ISBN (Print)978-958-784-923-3
StatePublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • General Medicine
  • Internal Medicine


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