Join Dr Syed Qamar Abbas for a free lunchtime lecture exploring the concept of total pain.
The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) defines pain as ‘an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage’. Dame Cicely Saunders coined the term ‘total pain’ to characterize the multidimensional nature of the palliative patient’s pain experience to include the physical, psychological, social, and spiritual domains. This session will address the use of the concept of ‘total pain’ in the assessment and management of pain for cancer patients who are dying and will present the argument that optimal pain relief is not possible unless all dimensions of ‘total pain’ are addressed.
Dr Syed Qamar Abbas is the Medical Director and Consultant in Palliative Medicine at St Clare Hospice and Princess Alexandra Hospital. He also holds the titles of Senior Clinical Tutor at University of Cambridge and Associate Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford. He speaks from his experience and his involvement in palliative care for more than 21 years.
Click on this registration link to book your free place on this masterclass session, which will be delivered via Teams.