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Pain and Palliation

Ninety percent of patients with advanced cancer say pain is the most distressing symptom of their disease.

For virtually all patients, cancer pain can be controlled.  Julia Georgesen, MSN, is a fellow in the American Academy of Pain Management.

She works closely with the center's oncologist, providing consultations in pain and symptom management developing an individualized plan of care for persons experiencing discomforts due to their cancer.

Publications:
Managing spiritual distress in patients with advanced cancer pain
Cancer Nursing, 19 (4), pp. 376-383.
By Julia Georgesen, R.N., M.S.N., and Joyce M. Dugan, R.N., M.S.N., Ed.D.


A Clinical Pathway for Outpatient Cancer Pain Management (pp. 13-16)
Part 1 Symptom Management for the Cancer Patient A Team Approach -
A Supplement to Oncology Issue's, Oncology Symptom Management 2000
By Julia Georgesen, R.N., M.S.N.


Pain's Impact on the Dimensions of Mind-Body-Spirit in Advanced Cancer
ASPMN Pathways, (Vol. 10, No. 3) Pg. 4
By Julia Georgesen, R.N., M.S.N.


Pain of Terminally Ill
Quarterly Update: Patient Care, (8) pp. 6-7
By Julia Georgesen, R.N., M.S.N.

(Association of Community Cancer Centers, 11600 Nebel St., Suite 201, Rockville, M.D.  20852-2557, 301-984-9496, www.accc-cancer.org)


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