Australian survey of current practice and guideline use in adult cancer pain assessment and management: The community nurse perspective

Royal College of Nursing Australia
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Collegian, 2015, 22 (1), pp. 33 - 41
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Cancer pain remains a major public health concern. Despite effective treatmentsbeing available to manage the majority of cancer pain, this debilitating symptom is frequentlyunder treated. As cancer has becomes a chronic disease a range of health professionals, includ-ing community nurses in Australia are increasingly caring for people living with cancer relatedpain. Yet, little is known about community nurses capacity to assess and manage cancer painin accordance with best available evidence.
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