SIP presents its Cancer Position Paper
The Societal Impact of Pain SIP publishes its final version of the Cancer Position Paper. The origin of the document is to highlight the importance of addressing cancer related pain management in the Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan and beyond.
Below the key recommendations of our Position Paper:
SIP calls upon EU and national policymakers to:
• Establish and/or use pain as a quality indicator in the assessment of healthcare systems’ quality and thus contribute to assessing the societal impact of pain and build on existing initiatives and opportunities to fill the data gap on the societal impact of pain
• Reference the inclusion of standards for the management of cancer-related pain across Europe to improve cancer pain management, promote quality of care and reduce variation and inequalities across Europe
• Make resources for cancer care services and treatments available
• Encourage Member States to provide an appropriate level of education and training in pain assessment and management and other principle of palliative care to all healthcare professionals involved in the care or patients with cancer related pain
• Promote and allocate adequate funding to the development of pain research.
Read the whole position paper here
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