Evidence Based Practice Paper - End of Life Care PAIN MANAGEMENT 1 End of Life Care Pain Management NURS 3018 University of Memphis Introduction 2

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End of Life Care: PAIN MANAGEMENT End of Life Care: Pain Management NURS 3018 University of Memphis Introduction 1
2 Evidence Based Practice is “the deliberate use of current best evidence to make decisions about patient care” (Ignatavicius & Workman, 2010, p.5). It is significant to the nursing practice because every skill performed needs to have an accurate and up to date explanation for why it is the most efficient measure to use in the care of a patient. This will ensure that the best approach or intervention was made by a nurse to provide the safest and most effective quality care to improve a patient’s health or even save his or her life. An example of evidence based practice is the use of Cancer Quality-ASSIST (Assessing Symptoms Side Effects and Indicators of Supportive Treatment), which is a valid toolkit used to asses the quality of the procedures taken to help patients cope with symptoms of cancer and cancer treatment, such as pain , vomiting, anorexia, nausea, dyspnea, depression, and fatigue throughout the patient’s care (Dy, Asch, Lorenz, Weeks, Sharma, Wolff, Malin, 2011).

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