Anticonvulsant drugs for the treatment of pain in the palliative care setting Gabapentin and Pregabalin

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What are anticonvulsant drugs?Anticonvulsant drugs are a group of drugs normally used to treat epilepsy which are also useful in treating pain. They are particularly helpful where there is nerve damage, which may result in pain that is burning and shooting in nature Anticonvulsants work by changing the way nerves send messages to your brain. They can also help you …

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Supporting a child when someone in the family has a serious illness

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The diagnosis of a serious illness and subsequent treatment process can be a frightening and difficult time for any patient and their family. For families with young children or teenagers there are additional concerns about how children will re act to being told and how they will cope with the changes the illness will bring into their lives. We hope …

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Going home near the end of life

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Who is this leaflet for?This leaflet is to support you as a carer or family member when someone important to you is being discharged from hospital to home, and it is thought that they are likely to die soon. This information is to help prepare you in a practical way and can be read alongside other information about what to …

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