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Chronic pain: clinical features, assessment and treatment

14 October 2008

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

A significant number of people in the UK experience chronic pain, resulting in high levels of suffering and reduced quality of life. Management of chronic pain is...

Basic principles of pain management: assessment and intervention

08 September 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article, the first in a series written by pain nurse specialists, provides an overview of the nature, causes and structured management of acute, chronic and...

Adjuvant medicines for the management of neuropathic pain

20 October 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

The main focus of this article, part of a series on pain, is to describe the abnormal patterns that occur in persistent and neuropathic pain states. It provides an...

Role of pain management programmes in chronic pain

01 December 2010

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Many people in the UK experience chronic pain. This can have a huge effect on a person’s life, including their mood, work and family. Pain management programmes are...

Chronic pain: clinical features, assessment and treatment

08 October 2008

Nursing Standard

CPD

A significant number of people in the UK experience chronic pain, resulting in high levels of suffering and reduced quality of life. Management of chronic pain is...

Chronic pain syndromes in cancer survivors

26 January 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Advances in medical knowledge and treatment have resulted in improved five-year survival rates for some forms of cancer. However, pain syndromes resulting from...

Managing pain in osteoarthritis

02 September 2009

Primary Health Care

CPD

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a progressive disorder that affects the synovial joints including the hip, knee, bones of the hands and the facet joints of the spine. It is...

Chronic pain in breast cancer survivors

11 May 2012

Cancer Nursing Practice

A&S Science

The 20-year relative survival rate for women diagnosed with breast cancer in England and Wales between 1991 and 1993 was 44 per cent. The figure rose to 64 per cent...

Pain management for chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis

08 December 2016

Nursing Children and Young People

Evidence & practice

The number of children and young people diagnosed with cancer is increasing every year. Pain is a significant side effect of disease, surgery and treatments...

Cancer pain part 1: causes and classification

25 July 2012

Nursing Standard

A&S Science

Pain is a significant problem in patients with cancer. Understanding the causes and types of cancer pain, thorough pain assessment and use of individualised pain...