Improving Pain and Symptom Management in Cancer Care in Ontario

As advances in cancer care continue to improve the chances of surviving with cancer, more people in Ontario and Canada will live with the disease and require pain and symptom management support. In Ontario, improving pain and symptom management is a challenge, given the widespread implementation of pain and symptom management guidelines has encountered difficulties such as the low use of guidelines among healthcare professionals, and health system arrangements that are not optimally suited to promote the use of guidelines in practice.

The citizen panel was held on 19 September, 2015 and the stakeholder dialogue was held on 26 November, 2015.