Standards for the management of cancer-related pain across Europe. A position paper from the EFIC Task Force on Cancer Pain

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dc.contributor.author Bennett, Michael I.
dc.contributor.author Eisenberg, Elon
dc.contributor.author Ahmedzai, Sam H.
dc.contributor.author Bhaskar, Arun
dc.contributor.author O'Brien, Tony
dc.contributor.author Mercadante, Sebastiano
dc.contributor.author Škvarč, Nevenka Krčevski
dc.contributor.author Vissers, Kris
dc.contributor.author Wirz, Stefan
dc.contributor.author Wells, Chris
dc.contributor.author Morlion, Bart
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-18T14:50:49Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-18T14:50:49Z
dc.date.issued 2018-11-27
dc.identifier.citation Bennett, M. I., Eisenberg, E., Ahmedzai, S. H., Bhaskar, A., O'Brien, T., Mercadante, S., Škvarč, N. K., Vissers, K., Wirz, S., Wells, C. and Morlion, B. (2018) 'Standards for the management of cancer-related pain across Europe. A position paper from the EFIC Task Force on Cancer Pain', European Journal of Pain, In Press, doi: 10.1002/ejp.1346 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 24 en
dc.identifier.issn 1090-3801
dc.identifier.issn 1532-2149
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/7241
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/ejp.1346
dc.description.abstract Background and Objective: Pain is a common symptom in patients that survive cancer and in those that live with progressive advanced disease. Evidence from meta‐analyses suggests that pain remains poorly controlled for a large proportion of patients; barriers to good management include poor assessment of pain, inadequate support for patient self‐management, and late or inadequate access to strong opioid analgesia in those with advanced disease. Methods: The European Pain Federation (EFIC) established a Task Force in 2017 which convened a European group of experts, drawn from a diverse range of relevant clinical disciplines, to prepare a position paper on appropriate standards for management of cancer‐related pain. The expert panel reviewed the available literature and made recommendations using the GRADE system to combine quality of evidence with strength of recommendation. The panel took into account the desirable and undesirable effects of the management recommendation, including the cost and inconvenience of each when deciding the recommendation. Results and conclusions: The 10 standards presented are aimed to improve cancer pain management and reduce variation in practice across Europe. The Task Force believes that adoption of these standards by all 37 countries will promote the quality of care of patients with cancer related pain and reduce unnecessary suffering. en
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dc.rights © 2018 This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved. This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Bennett, M. I. et al (2018), Standards for the management of cancer‐related pain across Europe. A position paper from the EFIC Task Force on Cancer Pain. Eur J Pain. Accepted Author Manuscript, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1002/ejp.1346. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving. en
dc.subject Cancer pain en
dc.subject Palliative care en
dc.subject European Pain Federation (EFIC) en
dc.subject Cancer‐related pain en
dc.subject Pain management en
dc.title Standards for the management of cancer-related pain across Europe. A position paper from the EFIC Task Force on Cancer Pain en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Tony O'Brien, Medicine, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000. Email: tony.obrien1@hse.ie en
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dc.identifier.journaltitle European Journal of Pain en
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