The guidelines for the management of cancer pain were developed by the world health organization who in 1986 2 but there is substantial evidence that the management of cancer pain is still often suboptimal 3 5 since cancer pain is not a homogenous entity correct pain assessment is essential for obtaining satisfactory management cancer pain is a general term for a large. Cancer pain assessment diagnosis and management is a text that provides a good overview of cancer psychosocial elements involved with cancer types of cancer pain and cancer treatment modalities as physicians who spend countless hours caring for patients we need a book that is concise with the increased specialization of medicine a good review of topics once learned and since . Pain is often the most prevalent symptom among cancer patients referred to hospice or palliative care programs this study was designed to use performance based testing to evaluate the skills of hospice nurses in assessing the severe pain of a cancer patient and the pain management recommendations they would present to the patients primary care physician twenty seven hospice nurses ranging in experience from 1 month to 10 years were presented with the same standardized patient with . Download citation cancer pain assessment and management cancer pain assessment and management draws on the expertise of a multidisciplinary team of internationally recognized clinicians and
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