Guidelines - Palliative care

Quick-reference summaries of key national treatment guidance for palliative care including opioid analgesia.

 MIMS summaries

At-a-glance summaries of authoritative evidence-based clinical guidelines for palliative care, prepared by the MIMS editorial team. 

Initiating Treatment with Transdermal Opioids

Guidance on dosing for fentanyl and buprenorphine patches.

Co-Analgesics for Use in Cancer Pain

Agents and doses for different types of cancer pain.

WHO Pain Ladder for Cancer Pain Relief in Adults

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

Opioid Analgesics: Approximate Potency Equivalence with Oral Morphine

Guide to potencies of opioid analgesics, for dose conversion.

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

Summary of NICE guidance on prescribing opioid analgesics.

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