Evidence-based Management of Cancer Pain.

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Journal Article (Review)

OBJECTIVE:To provide a brief review of common palliative care practices in the assessment and management of cancer pain for practicing oncology nurses. DATA SOURCES:Published literature as indexed in Medline, relevant guideline documents, textbooks, and clinical experience. CONCLUSION:All persons with cancer should undergo a comprehensive pain assessment, using validated instruments when possible, and receive expert-guided cancer pain therapy. Specialist palliative care consultation should be engaged as needed to provide an extra layer of support. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE:By better understanding cancer pain assessment and management strategies, nurses will be best equipped to meet the needs of patients and families.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Webb, JA; LeBlanc, TW

Published Date

  • August 10, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 215 - 226

PubMed ID

  • 30100369

Pubmed Central ID

  • 30100369

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-3449

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0749-2081

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.soncn.2018.06.003

Language

  • eng