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The pain experience and its management in cancer patients during hospitalisation (in Namibia)

A SB van Dyk, L F Small, A Zietsman
Health SA Gesondheid | Vol 5, No 4 | a41 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/hsag.v5i4.41 | © 2000 A SB van Dyk, L F Small, A Zietsman | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 24 October 2000 | Published: 24 October 2000

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A SB van Dyk, University of Namibia, South Africa
L F Small, University of Namibia, Namibia
A Zietsman, Ministry of Health and Social Services, Namibia

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Abstract

There is a lack of information on the management of pain in cancer patients in Namibia. For this reason a survey was done to determine the pain experience of cancer patients during hospitalisation and their evaluation of the treatment thereof by nurses

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Weens ‘n gebrek aan inligting oor die hantering van pyn by pasiente met kanker, is 'n opname gedoen na die pyn belewenis van pasiente met karsinoom tydens hospitalisasie.

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