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Vol 9, No 4 (2010)
Case reports
Published online: 2011-02-02
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Ethical dilemmas associated with pain management in a female patient with a femoral bone tumour. The role of the patient’s family in making treatment decisions in Poland

Anna Prokop, Romuald Krajewski, Anita Gałęska-Śliwka, Przemysław Baranowski, Małgorzata Krajnik
Advances in Palliative Medicine 2010;9(4):135-140.

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Vol 9, No 4 (2010)
Case reports
Published online: 2011-02-02

Abstract

We discuss the problem of the continuation of analgesic treatment in an 87-years-old woman with tumor of the right femur who suffered from very severe pain, but was unable to make her own decisions. Her son objected to the course of management proposed by the doctor and conflicting situation led to the discontinuation of treatment with strong opioids. The complexity of the situation reported here point to the necessity of taking advantage of the opportunity to turn to the guardianship courts for a ruling.

Adv. Pall. Med. 2010; 9, 4: 135–140

Abstract

We discuss the problem of the continuation of analgesic treatment in an 87-years-old woman with tumor of the right femur who suffered from very severe pain, but was unable to make her own decisions. Her son objected to the course of management proposed by the doctor and conflicting situation led to the discontinuation of treatment with strong opioids. The complexity of the situation reported here point to the necessity of taking advantage of the opportunity to turn to the guardianship courts for a ruling.

Adv. Pall. Med. 2010; 9, 4: 135–140

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Keywords

cancer pain; opioids; patient rights; guardianship courts

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Title

Ethical dilemmas associated with pain management in a female patient with a femoral bone tumour. The role of the patient’s family in making treatment decisions in Poland

Journal

Advances in Palliative Medicine

Issue

Vol 9, No 4 (2010)

Pages

135-140

Published online

2011-02-02

Bibliographic record

Advances in Palliative Medicine 2010;9(4):135-140.

Keywords

cancer pain
opioids
patient rights
guardianship courts

Authors

Anna Prokop
Romuald Krajewski
Anita Gałęska-Śliwka
Przemysław Baranowski
Małgorzata Krajnik

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