Pain, Palliative Care

Top Ten Things to do to correct untreated cancer pain! LifebeforeDeath Film #9


“There are things we can do to bring the escalating problem of cancer (pain) under control!”

  1. Listen to our patients.
  2. Believe our patients’ reports of pain.
  3. Ensure a balanced approach to the prescribing of opioids.
  4. Educate patients & families to overcome their fears of opioids.
  5. Remove unnecessary barriers to opioid prescribing include quantity of medications dispensed.
  6. Ensure palliative care is part of your government’s cancer control plan
  7. Educate patients & family to understand and prevent side effects of opioids.
  8. Effective use of both opioids and co-analgesics based on mechanism
  9. Treat severe pain as a medical emergency.
  10. Ensure palliative care is discussed at the UN Summit on Non communicable diseases in Sept, 2011.
Please add your suggestions for the Number 1 thing to do to bring the escalating problem of cancer pain under control!!!!
Previous posts about LifebeforeDeath Films.

Other links.

Treat the Pain: http://www.treatthepain.com

Pain and Policy Studies Group http://www.painpolicy.wisc.edu

Life before Death: http://www.lifebeforedeath.com

Union for International Cancer Control: http://www.uicc.org

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Discussion

4 thoughts on “Top Ten Things to do to correct untreated cancer pain! LifebeforeDeath Film #9

  1. Consider pain is one of vital signs when accessing any patient

    Posted by Pham Thi Van Anh | July 17, 2011, 2:56 PM
  2. TOP TEN THINGS TO DO TO CORRECT UNTREATED CANCER PAIN!
    I find it shocking and deeply disturbing to know we still have so many people who will continue to die in pain.

    I appreciate how this topic was broken down into practical wisdom.

    Thank you.

    Posted by Lisa Fields | July 22, 2011, 8:02 PM

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