The authors rightly make the point that the successful use of interventional techniques first requires good patient assessment, and then a cooperative approach by palliative care and pain management teams, followed by clearly articulated plans for aftercare.
(Acute Pain, Vol 7
Karen Simpson and Fiona Hicks have put together their extensive collective experience to produce a clear and succinct text that manages both to set out the clinical problems and also to summarize the various techniques that are used currently . . . This is a short and very readable book which I would recommend as essential reading for any medical or nursing profesional who is involved with the management of patients with cancer-related pain. My copy has sat easily in by brief case since it arrived through the post, and I have used it both for reference and as a teaching aid. It's been much more useful than those large, erudite tomes that are either gathering dust in my office or serving as a doorstop! (British Journal of Anaesthesia
About the Author
Fiona Hicks is a Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, UK. Karen H Simpson is a Consultant in Pain Medicine, St James's University Hospital, Leeds, UK.