How should nurses manage pain in a person with cancer?
Intended for healthcare professionals
Evidence and practice Previous     Next

How should nurses manage pain in a person with cancer?

Barry Quinn Senior lecturer, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland

It is advisable to adopt an inclusive approach with people living with cancer to aid assessment, support and treatment

Many people with a cancer diagnosis may be living with comorbidities and a range of symptoms, including pain (Quinn et al 2022). The ultimate aim of any pain management plan is to identify and, if possible, remove the cause/s of pain and/or to relieve the symptom (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) 2021).

Cancer Nursing Practice. 21, 3, 21-21. doi: 10.7748/cnp.21.3.21.s12

Want to read more?

Already subscribed? Log in

OR

Unlock full access to RCNi Plus today

Save over 50% on your first 3 months

Your subscription package includes:
  • Unlimited online access to all 10 RCNi Journals and their archives
  • Customisable dashboard featuring 200+ topics
  • RCNi Learning featuring 180+ RCN accredited learning modules
  • RCNi Portfolio to build evidence for revalidation
  • Personalised newsletters tailored to your interests
Subscribe
RCN student member? Try Nursing Standard Student

Alternatively, you can purchase access to this article for the next seven days. Buy now

Or