Supportive Care in Cancer

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 148–155 | Cite as

Patient education in pain control

  • S. Ward
  • S. Hughes
  • H. Donovan
  • R. Serlin
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Abstract.

Patients' concerns about reporting pain and using analgesics have been cited as major contributors to the problem of inadequate pain management. The purpose of this paper is to describe a program of research in which we have focused on these patient concerns, or as we refer to them, "patient-related barriers to pain management." We present a summary of descriptive studies on this topic, describe educational interventions that have been tested, and suggest future avenues of research and practice.

Pain Patient education 

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© Springer-Verlag 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Ward
    • 1
  • S. Hughes
    • 1
  • H. Donovan
    • 1
  • R. Serlin
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Nursing, K6/348, 600 Highland Avenue, Madison, WI 53792, USAUSA
  2. 2.University of Wisconsin, Department of Educational Psychology, Madison, Wisconsin, USAUSA

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