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Pain Management for Nurses: Web Sites

Articles, journals, books, and web resources on pain management - for nurses.

Web Sites

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AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) National Guideline Clearinghouse
A public resource for evidence-based clinical practice guidelines.

The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM)
Provides position statements and an interesting resource called Fast Facts.

American Academy of Pain Management
Features information for both pain patients and pain professionals. The Pain Practitioner, the Academy newsletter, is in pdf format.

American Academy of Pain Medicine
The only pain specialty organization for physicians that has representation in the AMA House of Delegates.

American Alliance of Cancer Pain Initiatives
The official site for state-based cancer pain initiatives. This website includes links to individual states' initiatives and provides access to the organization's triennial newsletter.

American Chronic Pain Association
Offers support and information to people with chronic pain.

American Pain Foundation
An online resource center for people with pain, their families, friends, caregivers, the media, legislators, and the general public.

American Pain Society

A multidisciplinary educational and scientific organization dedicated to serving people in pain.

American Society for Pain Management Nurses

Dedicated to promoting and providing optimal care of patients with pain through education, standards, advocacy, and research.
Contains the latest and most accurate information on state-of-the-art management of cancer pain for patients, caregivers and healthcare professionals. Developed by ACOR (Association of Cancer Online Resources)

City of Hope Pain/Palliative Care Resource Center (COHPPCRC)
Disseminates information and resources to assist others in improving the quality of pain management and end-of-life care

Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care, at Beth Israel Medical Center
This site has numerous resources on pain and palliative medicine.

End of Life/Palliative Education Resource Center
Shares educational resource materials for health professional educators involved in palliative care education.

The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA)
Provides various resources and position statements on palliative and end-of-life care.

Growth House
This site houses an extensive list of resources on symptom management and end-of-life care.

The Mayday Pain Project

Objective information concerning pain treatment and numerous links to pain-related sites are found at this site. A monthly column is also located at this site.

The National Consensus Project
Initiative aiming to improve the delivery of palliative care in the United States.

The National Pain Foundation
This foundation emphasizes its role as a source of support for people in pain. Features an interactive pain inventory allowing users to record their particular pain history; users must register to utilize this feature.

NINDS Chronic Pain Information Page
From the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Discusses pain's "terrible triad", theories of pain, and pain treatment. A World of Information on Pain

This useful pain site hosted by the Dannemiller Memorial Educational Foundation has both professional and consumer sections.

Palliative Care
This Sigma Theta Tau International powered site has a wealth of information about care at the end of life.

Palliative Care Matters
Site designed for palliative care professionals.  User registration is recommended.

Partners Against Pain

A top echelon site from Purdue Pharma with expansive content.

Talaria: The Hypermedia Assistant for Cancer Pain Management
Talaria is a resource for health care professionals that addresses the management of pain in patients with cancer.

Wisconsin Pain Initiative
A voluntary, grass-roots organization of health care professionals and representatives of higher education and government striving to overcome the barriers preventing the relief of cancer pain. The organization has 5 areas of service.