Evidence-based Management of Cancer Pain

Jason A. Webb, Thomas W. LeBlanc

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Objective: To provide a brief review of common palliative care practices in the assessment and management of cancer pain for practicing oncology nurses. Data Sources: Published literature as indexed in Medline, relevant guideline documents, textbooks, and clinical experience. Conclusion: All persons with cancer should undergo a comprehensive pain assessment, using validated instruments when possible, and receive expert-guided cancer pain therapy. Specialist palliative care consultation should be engaged as needed to provide an extra layer of support. Implications for Nursing Practice: By better understanding cancer pain assessment and management strategies, nurses will be best equipped to meet the needs of patients and families.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)215-226
Number of pages12
JournalSeminars in oncology nursing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • WHO pain ladder
  • cancer
  • opioids
  • pain
  • palliative care
  • review

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology(nursing)


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