Cancer pain part 2: assessment and management
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Cancer pain part 2: assessment and management

Suzanne Chapman Clinical nurse specialist in pain management, Clinical services division, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, London

Pain is common in patients with cancer and may be caused by the disease itself or treatments. Part 1 of this article identified the causes and types of cancer pain to inform assessment and management of pain, which will be discussed in this article. Barriers to pain management and the non-medical prescribing role of the advanced practice nurse in treating patients with cancer pain will be explored.

Nursing Standard. 26, 48, 44-49. doi: 10.7748/ns2012.



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