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Cancer-Related Pain Management: a Report of Evidence-based Recommendations to Guide Practice

ID: 16-2 Mar 2008
Type of Content: Guidelines & Advice, Clinical
Document Status: Education and Information
Authors:
Cancer-related Pain Management Working Panel

Intended Guideline Users

Healthcare professionals.

Research Question(s)

What are the evidence-based recommendations for the management of cancer-related pain that guide the practice of healthcare providers? Recommendations focus on:

  • Assessment of pain
  • Assessors of pain
  • Time and frequency of assessment
  • Components of pain assessment
  • Assessment of pain in special populations
  • Plan of care
  • Pharmacological intervention
  • Non-pharmacological intervention
  • Documentation
  • Education
  • Outcome measures