Ethical and professional issues in pain technology: a challenge to supportive care

Betty R. Ferrell

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Abstract

Pain management, a primary focus of oncology care, is undergoing a technological boom. This paper provides an overview of the ethical and professional issues facing health care providers in the use of pain technology. Ethical issues including the concepts of autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficence, and justice are discussed in relation to pain management. The paper concludes with recommendations for clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-26
Number of pages6
JournalSupportive Care in Cancer
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

Keywords

  • Cancer pain
  • Ethics
  • Quality of life
  • Technology assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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