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The Resource Global state of pain treatment : access to medicines and palliative care, Human Rights Watch

Global state of pain treatment : access to medicines and palliative care, Human Rights Watch

Label
Global state of pain treatment : access to medicines and palliative care
Title
Global state of pain treatment
Title remainder
access to medicines and palliative care
Statement of responsibility
Human Rights Watch
Title variation
Access to medicines and palliative care
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Every year, tens of millions of people around the world suffer severe pain and other debilitating symptoms caused by illnesses like cancer and HIV/AIDS. Human Rights Watch interviews in several countries have documented suffering so intense that patients would often rather die than live with their pain. Almost all this suffering is unnecessary because pain medicines are safe, cheap, and effective and low-cost palliative care services could address severely ill patients' physical, psychological, and social needs. Yet in most countries availability of strong pain medicines is almost nonexistent and palliative care is a neglected health service. This violates the right to the highest attainable standard of health. This report uses publicly available data on the consumption of pain medicines to illustrate the enormous extent of unmet need for pain treatment. It also presents the results of a survey of healthcare workers in 40 countries regarding the main barriers to better pain treatment and palliative care
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Also available via the Internet.
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NLA
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maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
RB127
LC item number
.T56 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Human Rights Watch (Organization)
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Thomas, Laura
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  • Pain
  • Palliative treatment
  • Opioids
  • Morphine
  • Drug accessibility
  • Health services accessibility
  • Human rights
Label
Global state of pain treatment : access to medicines and palliative care, Human Rights Watch
Link
http://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/reports/hhr0511W.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "This report was researched and written by Laura Thomas, researcher in the Health and Human Rights Division of Human Rights Watch"--P. 85
  • "May 2011"--Table of contents page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Background: palliative care and pain treatment -- Survey findings: global overview of barriers to pain treatment -- Sub-Saharan Africa -- The Americas -- The Middle East and North Africa -- Europe -- Asia -- International human rights obligations and pain treatment -- Recommendations -- Methodology
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
128 pages
Isbn
9781564327710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color maps
System control number
  • ocn732618129
  • (OCoLC)732618129
Label
Global state of pain treatment : access to medicines and palliative care, Human Rights Watch
Link
http://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/reports/hhr0511W.pdf
Publication
Note
  • "This report was researched and written by Laura Thomas, researcher in the Health and Human Rights Division of Human Rights Watch"--P. 85
  • "May 2011"--Table of contents page
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Background: palliative care and pain treatment -- Survey findings: global overview of barriers to pain treatment -- Sub-Saharan Africa -- The Americas -- The Middle East and North Africa -- Europe -- Asia -- International human rights obligations and pain treatment -- Recommendations -- Methodology
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
128 pages
Isbn
9781564327710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color maps
System control number
  • ocn732618129
  • (OCoLC)732618129

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