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Cancer-Related Pain and Pain Management: Sources, Prevalence, and the Experiences of Children and Parents.

Twycross, A, Parker, R, Williams, A and Gibson, F (2015) Cancer-Related Pain and Pain Management: Sources, Prevalence, and the Experiences of Children and Parents. J Pediatr Oncol Nurs, 32 (6). pp. 369-384.

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Advances in treatment mean children are increasingly cared for by their parents at home, leading to a shift in responsibility from health care professionals to parents. Little is known about parents' pain management experiences and the etiology of pain experienced by children with cancer especially when at home. A rapid review of the literature was undertaken investigating children's cancer-related pain, with emphasis on the management of pain outside the health care setting. Electronic databases were searched and a quality assessment was conducted. Forty-two articles were included. Despite advances in pain management techniques, children with cancer regularly cite pain as the most prevalent symptom throughout the cancer trajectory. The source of pain is usually treatment side effects or painful procedures. Parents find dealing with their child's pain distressing and demanding and may hold misconceptions about pain management. Findings indicate a need for more robust research into parental pain management leading to the development of effective pain management resources for parents.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Biosciences
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Biosciences and Medicine
Authors :
Twycross, A
Parker, R
Williams, A
Gibson, F
Date : November 2015
DOI : 10.1177/1043454214563751
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2015 sage Publications
Uncontrolled Keywords : cancer, children, pain, pain management, parents, rapid structured review
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Additional Information : Full text not available from this repository.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 07 Jun 2016 16:47
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 18:22

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