The management of chronic pain is complex. Services and support for people living with chronic pain are variable despite the publication of a number of reports highlighting the problem. Due to the epidemiology of pain, nurses deliver care to patients with persistent pain in a variety of settings. It is important that nurses have the knowledge, skills and correct attitude to deliver compassionate, person-centred care, in line with best practice in chronic pain management.
Nursing Standard. 29, 7, 50-58. doi: 10.7748/ns.29.7.50.e9099Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review
Received: 01 May 2014
Accepted: 11 July 2014
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