Addressing Cancer Pain Inequities Through Intervention

cancer pain, health disparities, racial bias
ONF 2018, 45(2), 141-142. DOI: 10.1188/18.ONF.141-142

The Power Over Pain–Coaching (POP-C) intervention was developed to improve functional status and decrease pain and pain-related distress among ambulatory African American patients with cancer. By bypassing the effects of disparities, the POP-C intervention may help to decrease suffering among African American patients with cancer pain; consequently, it contributes to improving quality of life and addressing social and other determinants of health among members of this population.

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