DETERMINING CANCER-RELATED PAIN MANAGEMENT PRACTICES BY NURSES AT THE NAKURU COUNTY REFERRAL HOSPITAL

  • Maranga, A. K. Egerton University
  • Dr. Mwenda Mutunga,C, S Mount Kenya University
  • Karonjo, J,K Mount Kenya University
  • Otenyo, S Egerton University
  • Adero, D.A Adventist University of East Africa-Baraton
Keywords: DETERMINING, CANCER-RELATED, MANAGEMENT, COUNTY REFERRAL

Abstract

More than 70% of cancer patients will experience cancer-related pain in the course of the disease. Nurses have a key role in cancer pain management by accurate assessment, prompt intervention, and adequate evaluation of pain relief measures for better cancer-related pain control. To enhance this, World Health Organization (WHO) developed a 3-step analgesic ladder in 1986 to guide cancer-related pain management worldwide. Objective: To determine cancer-related pain management practices by nurses at the Nakuru County Referral Hospital

Author Biographies

Maranga, A. K., Egerton University

Deparment of Nursing

Dr. Mwenda Mutunga,C, S, Mount Kenya University

School of Nursing

Karonjo, J,K, Mount Kenya University

School of Nursing

Otenyo, S, Egerton University

Department of Nursing

Adero, D.A, Adventist University of East Africa-Baraton

School of Nursing

Published
2016-10-31
How to Cite
A. K., M., Mutunga,C, S, D. M., J,K, K., S, O., & D.A, A. (2016, October 31). DETERMINING CANCER-RELATED PAIN MANAGEMENT PRACTICES BY NURSES AT THE NAKURU COUNTY REFERRAL HOSPITAL. EPH - International Journal of Medical and Health Science (ISSN: 2456 - 6063), 2(10), 01-21. Retrieved from https://ephjournal.com/index.php/mhs/article/view/155