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Effective Pain Management of Older Adult Hospice Patients With Cancer

Thomas, Scott A. MSN, RN, NP-C

doi: 10.1097/NHH.0b013e31828eb4ce
Hospice & Palliative Care

Pain is subjective and a unique and individual experience. For those involved in the care of hospice patients, pain management can be challenging and is not always effectively managed. This case study explores an older adult cancer patient's pain experience at the end of her life with implementation of pain management strategies from hospice.

Scott A. Thomas, MSN, RN, NP-C, is a Nurse Practitioner in the Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Cincinnati Physicians, Cincinnati, Ohio.

This article was written when the author was in the MSN program at University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, Cincinnati, Ohio.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

Address for correspondence: Scott A. Thomas, MSN, RN, NP-C, University of Cincinnati Physicians, 1262 Winstone Ct., Cincinnati, OH 45255 ( or

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