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n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Opioid use in palliative care : main topic

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Abstract

The confident use of morphine in palliative care requires core knowledge of its pharmacology and a confident understanding of the strategies to increase the dose. Dose by the mouth and by the clock. The hand that writes the script must attend to constipation and have a strategy for nausea control. If pain is not controlled or improved by 2 - 3 dose increases it is probably a partially opioidinsensitive pain. Consider the use of co-analgesics. Good patient preparation and proper opioid use can only remove present prejudice and fear for patients and doctors alike. Parenteral doses of morphine are twice as potent as oral doses.

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2003-05-01
2016-12-09
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