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DOI 10.12887/30-2017-4-120-10

Fabio PERSANO – Palliative Care and Pain Therapy in Italy

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The paper describes the situation of palliative care and of pain therapy in Italy in the light of the regulations that have modified the framework of reference in recent years.

We are moving away from old cultural stereotypes according to which suffering and pain are inevitable and are to be put up with, and we are leaving aside the old idea that associates the use of analgesics with illicit substance abuse.

The fight against pain and suffering is becoming ever more important in medical science which has provided remedies for the treatment and management of both pain and suffering. Consistently with progress made in medical science, Act 38/2010 recognizes that sick and suffering patients have the right to palliative care and pain therapy.

Keywords: pain, suffering, palliative care, pain therapy, hospice, opioids, dignity

Contact: Faculty of Bioethics, Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum, Via degli Aldobrandeschi 190, Rome 00163, Italy

E-mail: fabio.persano@gmail.com

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  1. ISSN 0860-8024
  2. e-ISSN 2720-5355
  3. The Republic of Poland Ministry of Science and Higher Education Value: 100.00
  4. Quarterly “Ethos” is indexed by the following databases: EBSCO, CEEOL, Index Copernicus (ICV 2017: 55.26), Philosopher’s Index, ERIH Plus.
  5. DOI Prefix 10.12887