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Symptom Management

Symptom management

Learn more about pain and pain management
Pain is unpleasant sensation, suffering or distress of the body or mind. This Palliative Care Australia resource explains that pain can wear you down, make it hard for you to be active and make you feel tired and tense. Pain often accompanies cancer and other progressive diseases and it can affect the psychological, emotional and spiritual aspects of your life.

Facts about morphine and other opiods
Opioid medicines are pain relievers. They include medicines such as codeine, morphine and oxycodone. This Palliative Care Australia resource will help you, your family and your carers learn about using morphine and other opioid medicines for relieving pain. Knowing the facts will help you manage your pain and get on with life.

Massage therapy in palliative care
Massage therapy is a systematic form of touch that is either applied directly to the skin or through clothing, generally focusing on soft tissue. Promoting soft tissue changes is important for a person’s physical and emotional symptom management. Massage therapy can be used independently or in conjunction with other treatments and is a complementary therapy that is not a replacement for conventional medicine.


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