Year: 1981 Source: Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1981. p.88-98 SIEC No: 19920119

Originally published in German in 1976, this chapter examines the nature of pain with particular reference to cancer pain, pain control, & analgesics. Points reviewed are illustrated in a case history. The chapter notes that many examples used to support the debate for voluntary euthanasia derive from instances in which pain or other symptoms have been inadequately controlled, and/or instances of inappropriate treatments.