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Pain Management in the Middle East: Building Capacity With Global Partners

Jeannine M. Brant

Susie Newton

Martha A. Maurer

Middle East, opioid consumption, pain management, International Narcotics Control Board
ONF 2017, 44(4), 403-405. DOI: 10.1188/17.ONF.403-405

The Middle East (ME) is an economically diverse region that includes countries in Central Asia and Northern Africa. Regardless, cancer is a major health concern in the ME, and pain management is an essential component of cancer care across the disease trajectory. This column will provide background on opioid use for pain management in the ME and highlight the collaborative work of the Middle Eastern Cancer Consortium, Omani Cancer Association, and the Oncology Nursing Society to increase pain assessment and management capacity in the ME.

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