Cancer-related pain and symptoms among nursing home residents: a systematic review.

@article{Drageset2014CancerrelatedPA,
  title={Cancer-related pain and symptoms among nursing home residents: a systematic review.},
  author={Jorunn Drageset and Anne Corbett and Geir Selbaek and Bettina Sandgathe Husebo},
  journal={Journal of pain and symptom management},
  year={2014},
  volume={48 4},
  pages={699-710.e1}
}
CONTEXT Many older nursing home (NH) residents with cancer experience pain and distressing symptoms. Although some develop cancer during their time in the institution, an increasing number are admitted during their final stages of their lives. Numerous studies have evaluated various treatment approaches, but how pain and symptoms are assessed and managed in people with cancer with and without dementia is unclear. OBJECTIVES The objective of this review was to summarize the evidence on cancer… CONTINUE READING