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Approaches to acute pain management in older people

31 October 2017

Nursing Older People


Pain is a diverse, individual experience and is associated with distress and suffering. Uncontrolled acute pain has been linked to delayed recovery and prolonged...

Role of the nurse in supporting the safe use of opioids

17 August 2020

Nursing Standard


Opioids are powerful analgesics that are derived from the opium poppy plant. They are recognised as central in the management of acute pain and cancer pain, but...

Collaborative working in cancer pain management

06 February 2019

Cancer Nursing Practice

Multidisciplinary teams

Despite recent attention to pain assessment and management, cancer pain remains a significant clinical problem worldwide. A total of 38% of cancer patients...