INTRODUCTION The prevalence of pain in patients with cancer is still too high. Factors relating to ineffective pain treatment fall into three categories: the health care system, professional care providers, and patients. In patients, various barriers lead to noncompliance. Previous educational interventions have increased their knowledge of pain and… (More)
Pain is a prevalent and distressing symptom in patients with cancer, having an enormous impact on functioning and quality of life. Fragmentation of care, inadequate pain communication, and reluctance towards pain medication contribute to difficulties in optimizing outcomes. Integration of patient self-management and professional care by means of healthcare… (More)
In providing its well-balanced overview of the evidence base in palliative care, this book considers a good range of research, offers balance between the perceptions of patients and carers, and provides objective measurements of effectiveness, that is what works.