Pain management: a fundamental human right.

  title={Pain management: a fundamental human right.},
  author={Frank Patrick Brennan and Daniel B. Carr and Michael J. Cousins},
  journal={Anesthesia and analgesia},
  volume={105 1},
This article surveys worldwide medical, ethical, and legal trends and initiatives related to the concept of pain management as a human right. This concept recently gained momentum with the 2004 European Federation of International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) Chapters-, International Association for the Study of Pain- and World Health Organization-sponsored "Global Day Against Pain," where it was adopted as a central theme. We survey the scope of the problem of unrelieved pain in… CONTINUE READING
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