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Care and management of patients receiving epidural analgesia

17 November 2020

Nursing Standard


Epidural analgesia continues to have an important role in the management of acute pain in post-operative settings. Although its use in clinical practice has...

Conducting holistic pain assessments in patients with cancer-related pain

20 October 2021

Cancer Nursing Practice


The incidence of cancer is increasing and people diagnosed with cancer are living longer, with and beyond cancer, and experiencing acute and long-term effects of...

Exploring the prevalence, characteristics and nursing assessment of neuropathic pain

29 August 2023

Nursing Standard

Effective practice

Neuropathic pain results from damage to the nerves. It affects many in the general population, but its prevalence is higher in certain groups, for example those who...

Reducing the risk of medication errors in cancer settings

01 February 2021

Cancer Nursing Practice

medication errors

There is a high incidence of medication errors across the NHS that results in significant harm to patients. There is also a lack of literature that explores the...

Using targeted education to improve acute hospital nurses’ knowledge and attitudes regarding pain assessment and management

08 June 2020

Cancer Nursing Practice

Pain assessment

The assessment and management of pain in acute hospitals has been shown to be suboptimal in literature dating back to the 1950s. Inadequate pain management is...

Exploring the provision of services to support people with cancer-related pain

19 December 2023

Cancer Nursing Practice

evidence and practice

Background Cancer-related pain is the most commonly reported symptom across all cancer types. It can have significant effects on the person experiencing it,...