Evidence for the Cancer Patients’ Pain Management: an Integrative Review

Authors

  • Suzy Ramos Rocha Nurse. Master degree student of Nursing Department, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.
  • Caroline Batista de Queiroz Aquino Nurse. Master degree student of Nursing Department, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.
  • Cláudia Rayanna Silva Mendes Nurse. Master degree student of Nursing Department, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.
  • Míria Conceição Lavinas Santos Nurse. PhD. Professor at Nursing Department, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Ceará Brazil.
  • Ana Fátima Carvalho Fernandes Nurse. PhD. Professor at Nursing Department, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Ceará Brazil.
  • Camila Brasil Moreira Nurse. Doctoral’s student of Nursing Department, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.
  • Rosy Denyse Pinheiro de Oliveira Nurse. Doctoral’s student of Nursing Department, Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.
  • Jordana Prado Benevides Nurse. Master. Professor at Paulo Petrola State School of Professional Education. Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil.
  • Ana Cristina Oliveira Barreto Resident Nurse in Community and Family Health. Health Public School of Ceará. Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil
  • Rebeca Bandeira Barbosa Resident Nurse in Community and Family Health. Health Public School of Ceará. Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3823/2127

Keywords:

Chronic Pain; Nursing Care; Management of Pain, Chronic pain, Nursing care, Management of pain.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: On cancer, pain is one of the most frequent and distressing symptoms, being present in all stages of the disease. Knowing that, this study aimed to analyze the available evidence in the literature about chronic pain management by nurses in adult patients with cancer. METHODS AND FINDINGS: It is an integrative review searched in the PUBMED, LILACS, CINAHL and COCHRANE databases. Nineteen studies met the inclusion criteria proposed in the study, most controlled clinical trials. The articles were analyzed and grouped into three thematic categories: health education (52.6%), clinical practice (36.9%) and complementary therapies (10.5%). CONCLUSION: The nurse has various means for better pain management, promoting effective assistance, minimizing possible barriers, promoting the autonomy of the patient and the ability to self-control, resulting in greater patient satisfaction.

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2016-10-24

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Oncology

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