Cancer Pain Management Scenarios

Oncology Nursing Society


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Pain related to cancer impacts all of your patients, no matter the stage or type of disease. As a result, cancer pain management becomes a strong focus of your practice and you need strategies and information to help your patients cope with this common–and sometimes complicated–issue.

Cancer Pain Management Scenarios, edited by Michele E. Gaguski, MSN, RN, CHPN, AOCN®, APN-C, and Susan D. Bruce, RN, MSN, OCN®, presents eleven scenarios of patients dealing with varying levels of cancer-related pain.

In each scenario, you will be presented with a case study and a series of questions and answers that will help you lead you to a better understanding of how to manage pain. In the scenarios, you will get specific details on such issues as testing and assessment, common causes of pain, symptoms, treatment, and pain management issues such as how to calculate proper dosage, how to determine a proper medication regimen, and how to define drug addiction.

In Cancer Pain Management Scenarios, you’ll also be exposed to a wide variety of scenarios–from a 42-year-old woman with non-small cell lung cancer to a 71-year-old woman with metastatic urothelial cancer. Other scenarios describe diseases and situations such as prostate cancer, lung cancer, acute myeloid leukemia, chronic lower back and post-thoracotomy pain, and metastatic cancer pain.

An electronic version is also available via iTunes for your iPad. The interactive e-book offers you enhanced features that you cannot find in our print or other electronic formats.

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