Pain management autobiographies and reluctance to use opioids for cancer pain management

Karen L. Schumacher, Claudia West, Marylin Dodd, Steven M. Paul, Debu Tripathy, Peter Koo, Christine A. Miaskowski

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Abstract

Although pain management education results in improved pain control for some patients, it does not work for all patients because some patients remain reluctant or unwilling to use prescribed analgesics to their optimal effect. In a randomized clinical trial that tested the effectiveness of the PRO-SELF

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-133
Number of pages9
JournalCancer Nursing
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002

Keywords

  • Barriers to pain management
  • Cancer pain
  • Opioid-induced side effects
  • Psychological addiction
  • Stigmatization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Oncology(nursing)

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