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Objectives: To explore barriers perceived by oncology nurses in cancer pain management.
Methods: A descriptive Cross sectional study was conducted in oncology department of four tertiary care hospitals of Punjab which include Mayo hospital Lahore, Jinnah hospital Lahore, Allied hospital Faisalabad and Nishtar hospital Multan. Sample of 72 nurses working in oncology departments of four tertiary care hospitals were selected by using purposive sampling. Self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data. The data analysis was performed using SPSS version 20 and micro soft excel.
Results: The results identified that system related barriers were found more prevalent. From system related barriers inappropriate nurse –patient ratio was found most prevalent barriers as 95.9% (n=72) respondent were agree for this barrier
Conclusion: nurses face lot of barriers in pain management that hinder their efficiency to control pain.
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