Cancer pain guidelines: now that we have them, what do we do?

B. R. Ferrell, A. Jacox, C. Miaskowski, J. A. Paice, N. O. Hester

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Addressing the what, who, when, where, and how of implementing the AHCPR guidelines is an attempt to simplify what may be an overwhelming process. Use the suggestions presented in Figure 1 to formulate an action plan, and remember to assign a time frame and individual accountability. The commitment to moving the guidelines from the bookshelf to the bedside begins now. Using a process such as this will assist efforts to improve care of patients in pain. It is our hope that a year from now the copy of the AHCPR cancer pain guidelines on your shelf will not be covered with dust but rather will be a well-worn text translated to practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1229-1231
Number of pages3
JournalOncology nursing forum
Issue number7
StatePublished - Aug 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology(nursing)


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