American Society for Pain Management Nursing position statement: pain management at the end of life
Pain management nursing : official journal of the American Society of Pain Management Nurses
Humans; Pain (drug therapy, nursing); Pain Management (nursing, standards); Practice Guidelines as Topic; Societies, Nursing; Terminal Care (standards); United States
Pain at the end of life continues to be of great concern as it may be unrecognized or untreated. While nurses have an ethical obligation to reduce suffering at the end of life, barriers remain regarding appropriate and adequate pain management at the end of life. This position statement from the American Society for Pain Management Nursing contains recommendations for nurses, prescribers, and institutions that would improve pain management for this vulnerable population.
Reynolds J, Drew D, Dunwoody C. American Society for Pain Management Nursing position statement: pain management at the end of life. Pain Manag Nurs. 2013;14(3):172-175. doi:10.1016/j.pmn.2013.07.002