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Guidelines on Management of Pain in Cancer and/or Palliative Care

ID: 18-4 Sep 2017
Type of Content: Guidelines & Advice, Evidence Summary
Document Status: Current
Authors:
Mona Sawhney, Glenn G Fletcher, Jill Rice, Judy Watt-Watson, Trish Rawn

Guideline Objective

This evidence summary was developed to assist the Patient Reported Outcomes and Symptom Management Program of CCO in revising the pain algorithm. This algorithm is based on a review of guidelines until January 2009, and used the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) 106 guideline on cancer pain as its basis. The current evidence summary was also created as a source of information for the Ontario Palliative Care Network (OPCN).

Patient Population

Patients with cancer or other diseases requiring palliative care.

Intended Guideline Users

The intended users of this evidence summary are staff of the Patient Reported Outcomes and Symptom Management Program of CCO and staff of the Ontario Palliative Care Network. This evidence summary may also be of interest to physicians, nurses, caregivers, and patients dealing with cancer or palliative care symptom management

Research Questions

  • What are the most appropriate treatments for alleviation of pain in patients with cancer or in patients receiving palliative care?
  • What are the most appropriate methods to assess or evaluate pain in patients with cancer or in patients receiving palliative care?