Factors Associated with Clinician Intention to Address Diverse Aspects of Pain in Seriously Ill Outpatients (pages 1365–1372)
Lisa R. Shugarman, Steven M. Asch, Lisa S. Meredith, Cathy D. Sherbourne, Emily Hagenmeier, Li Wen, Angela Cohen, Lisa V. Rubenstein, Joy Goebel, Andy Lanto and Karl A. Lorenz
Article first published online: 30 AUG 2010 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1526-4637.2010.00931.x
Using vignettes, this study evaluated clinician intention to manage physical, emotional and existential pain dimensions pain in advanced cancer. Existential aspects were least likely to be addressed, and generalists were more likely to provide comprehensive care, as were clinicians with greater pain management confidence. Time and administrative constraints affected intentions.