Current situation of palliative care at the community pharmacy in Japan
- At: 2008 FIP Congress in Basel (Switzerland)
- Type: Poster
- By: TAKEHIRA, Rieko (Josai International University, Tokyo, Japan)
- Co-author(s): Yamamura, Shigeo (Josai International University, TOKYO, Japan)
[Purpose]Most cancer patients take opioids for pain control. Opioids have strong analgesic effect, while they sometimes cause side effects as nausea, constipation, and drowsiness, etc. A management for side effects would be necessary to maintain patients’ quality of life (QOL). To improve the QOL of outpatients with cancer, the community.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.