It is not uncommon for individuals to suffer from symptoms of pain as they near the end of life. In fact, estimates have suggested that a little over half of the population will experience some form of pain at the end of their life. These prevalence rates are even higher for individuals with conditions such as cancer or arthritis. In most cases, the pain that occurs leading up to death is not mild in nature and, as such, effective pain relief becomes a priority at this time for both the patient and their family. Indeed, there are a number of aggressive and comprehensive treatments available in order to keep the patient as comfortable as possible as they approach the end of their life.