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Douleur cancéreuse, retentissement personnel et familial

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La douleur cancéreuse est le plus souvent améliorée par les thérapeutiques curatives ou palliatives. La dimension concernant la famille, l’entourage, voire les croyances du patient, sont toujours responsables des obstacles à une gestion correcte. Une étude portant sur 25 patients cancéreux algiques détermine le retentissement personnel et familial de la maladie et du traitement morphinique.


Cancer pain is often improved by curative or palliative treatment. The believes of the patients and the attitudes and actions of family members in regard to cancer pain can interact with patient’s pain treatment. This study included 25 cancer patients who where receiving analgesic mediation for cancer pain, the impact of the disease and opioid medications on the patient and on the family is described.

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Millêtre-Bernardin, M., Memran-Pourcher, N. & Salimpour, A. Douleur cancéreuse, retentissement personnel et familial. Doul. et Analg. 8, 115 (1995). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF03005158

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  • Cancer pain
  • family
  • morphinotherapy