Number 5 / September 2010

Oncology Nursing Forum

The mission of the Oncology Nursing Forum, an official publication of ONS, is to:

  • Convey research information related to practice, technology, education, and leadership.
  • Disseminate oncology nursing research and evidence-based practice to enhance transdisciplinary quality cancer care.
  • Stimulate discussion of critical issues relevant to oncology nursing.
Journal Editor Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN

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September 2010
Vol. 37, No. 5

Supplement, September 2010, Pain in Older Adults

Pain affects 80% of older adults with advanced cancer. The treatment of older adults with cancer can be complex, often requiring healthcare professionals to target pain mechanisms associated with cancer as well as other comorbidities connected with chronic pain states. Therefore, a comprehensive assessment is essential to identify all of the conditions contributing to pain in a patient.

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