Cancer Pain Management And The Role Of Social Work

855 WordsJun 2, 20164 Pages
According to Glajchen, Myra; Blum Diane; and Calder, Kimberly, in this article “Cancer pain management and the role of social work: Barriers and interventions,” will increase social workers’ awareness of the pervasiveness of cancer-related pain. (Scott Reeves, 2010) It is vital for a social worker to identify the barriers and develop a plan of intervention that include; communication, assessment, problem solving, and psychological support. The quality of life has become more and more significant in the management of cancer. Patients with cancer are surviving longer due to technology advancements in being able to detect the cancer early. Because of this patients are suffering with unmanageable pain during illness and treatment. This represents the failure of the multidisciplinary team. A plan must be put into place in dealing with pain management. A multidisciplinary approach has been the most effective in working with patients with cancer-related pain has shown up in studies. Interprofessional collaboration is a type of interprofessional work which involves different health and social care professions who regularly come together to solve problems or provide services (Scott Reeves, 2010). Interprofessional collaboration is used when assisting patients there is no health care professional that is responsible for everything. Physicians are responsible for assessment and treatment, nurses are trained to carry out patients medical plans, and social workers
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