Pain management within pancreatic cancer

27th September 2022, 09.30 - 11.30am, Zoom

We know pain can be an issue for your patients with pancreatic cancer and can impact them in a variety of ways. During this session we looked at what types of pain there are, what causes them, how to assess them and what treatment and methods there are to manage them.

View the recording and slides

What did this session cover?

  • 09.30 – 09.40: Welcome and introduction – Nicci Murphy, PCUK Specialist Nurse
  • 09.40 – 10.00: What pain within pancreatic cancer is and the impact it has on patients – Sinead Benson
  • 10.00 – 10.15: The types of pain at different stages and what causes them – Dan Monnery
  • 10.15 – 10.20 – Short break
  • 10.20 – 10.40 – How to assess pain and who is responsible for managing it – Sinead Benson
  • 10.40 – 11.05 – What treatment options and methods are available for controlling pain -Dan Monnery
  • 11.05 – 11.20 – Q&A
  • 11.20 – 11.25 – Wrap up

Who is this session for?

This session is suitable for all healthcare professionals treating and supporting people with pancreatic cancer, no matter your level or role. It is particularly relevant for the following roles:

  • UGI / HPB CNSs working in secondary care and specialist centres
  • Community nurses
  • Palliative care consultants and nurses
  • GPs
  • Support workers, patient navigators, MDT co-ordinators

Our speakers

Dan Monnery, The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre

Dan Monnery is a consultant in palliative medicine at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in Liverpool and the national lead for Enhanced Supportive Care (ESC) within the UK Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (UKASCC), having been the NHSE national clinical advisor from 2021-22. His clinical work focuses on early symptom intervention through integration of supportive care services and he has a special interest in HPB cancer. Dan’s non-clinical interest is in development of quantitative outcome measures from ESC and palliative care interventions to help drive commissioning in this area.

Sinead Benson, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care, Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust

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