Nurse-doctor collaboration in cancer pain management.

Lockhart, Karen (2001) Nurse-doctor collaboration in cancer pain management. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 7 (1). pp. 8-16. ISSN 1357-6321

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The management of cancer-related pain is a major focus of the work for nurses and doctors working in the hospice setting. On oredr [sic] for pain to be managed well, it is important that the two professions work in collaboration with each other. However there are many factors that influence the collaboration process. This article reports the results of a study that investigated the nature of collaboration between nurses and doctors when managing cancer pain. The theme categories of 'philosophy of palliative care','emotional labour of pain management' and'team work' appear to be central to the collaboration process. Suggestions of areas of practice worthy of further research have been made and implications for practice have also been identified.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1357-6321
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hospice and palliative nursing; Phenomenological research; Palliative care; Cancer pain; Oncologic care
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences > School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health > 610 Medicine & health
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health > 616 Diseases
Library of Congress Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine > RC0254 Neoplasms. Tumors. Oncology (including Cancer)
Item ID: 1606
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2008 15:25
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2013 15:38

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