1. To cooperate to improve the patient’s quality of life.
  2. To consider pain a symptom or illness.
  3. To asses, treat and guide the sick with acute and chronic pain.
  4. To aid the diagnosis of different illnesses.
  5. To serve as a centre of information for colleagues.
  6. To develop a programme of public or private information on the different alternatives for controlling chronic pain.
  7. To assess the data collected from other Clinical Units on the effectiveness of the different methods for relieving pain.
  8. To perform or effect diagnostic tests, analgesia for biopsies, arteriographies, etc.
  9. To activate home assistance within the plan of healthcare action.
  10. To assess the consumption of analgesics and their side effects.
  11. To improve the image of the Hospital or Centre with respect to the user.