Evidence-based Management of Cancer Pain.

Journal Article (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 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 215 - 226

PubMed ID

  • 30100369

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-3449

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.soncn.2018.06.003


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States