Palliative/end of life care

Guidelines (5)

Opioid Analgesics: Approximate Potency Equivalence with Oral Morphine

Guide to potencies of opioid analgesics, for dose conversion.

Initiating Treatment with Transdermal Opioids

Guidance on dosing for fentanyl and buprenorphine patches.

Syringe Driver Drug Compatibility

Compatibility of drugs mixed in a syringe driver.

WHO Pain Ladder for Cancer Pain Relief in Adults

Summary of 3-step approach to analgesia in cancer patients.

Prescribing of Strong Opioids for Pain in Palliative Care of Adults (NICE Guideline)

Summary of NICE guidance on prescribing opioid analgesics.

Tables (1)

Co-Analgesics for Use in Cancer Pain

Agents and doses for different types of cancer pain.

Palliative/end of life care in the News

MST Continus granules to be discontinued

All strengths of MST Continus (morphine) prolonged-release...

Doctors identify 50 'unnecessary' medical interventions

A list of 50 tests, treatments and procedures 'of questionable...

Once-daily modified-release oxycodone launched