Ripamonti, C.I., Santini, D., Maranzano, E., Berti, M., Roila, F., & European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Guidelines Working Group. (2012). Management of cancer pain: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines. Annals of Oncology, 23(Suppl. 7), vii139–vii154.doi: 10.1093/annonc/mds233
To provide clinical guidance regarding the assessment and management of pain in patients with cancer
The development process for these evidence-based guidelines was not described.
These guidelines are for use in patients undergoing multiple phases of care.
The search and full body of evidence were not described. Evidence and recommendation level relating to each management guideline was included.
This resource provides general clinical practice guidelines regarding the management of pain of cancer. The authors note that cancer-related pain is generally undertreated. Nurses should be aware of the potential for the undertreatment of pain and advocate for effective pain management.