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Management of Persistent Pain in the Palliative Setting

This is a fundamental aspect of caring for palliative patients. Pain may be a patient’s greatest fear and adequate pain relief is essential for their comfort and dignity.

Several principles should be followed closely:

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Mild to Moderate Pain

Opioid Therapy for Severe Pain

Morphine

Other Opioids

Prescribing of Opioids

Co-Analgesics

Referral to Other Services

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Topic Code: 4040