Current Challenges in Oncology Nursing - Episode 3

Palliative Care and Cancer Pain Management

In this discussion, panelists describe palliative care and pain management for patients with cancer. In order to achieve optimal results, palliative care should play a major role throughout diagnosis, treatment, and into survivorship. In this process, preventative measures should be taken and a healthy lifestyle should be endorsed, in addition to addressing the patient's direct needs. The panelists agree that palliative care should be introduced early in the treatment paradigm, in order to be most effective.