oa SA Pharmaceutical Journal - The use of outcome measures and pain scales in palliative care and clinical practice : forum

Volume 81, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 2221-5875
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1017



The provision of palliative care in sub-Saharan Africa is a concern. A limited number of well resourced palliative care settings are available. Patient-level outcome measures are necessary to monitor and improve practice and patient care. This paper focuses on the use of the African Palliative Care Association (APCA) African Palliative Outcome Scale (POS) and pain scales used in clinical practice.

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