Posted by:28 May, 2012
Why do we under-treat pain caused by advanced disease?
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has published a clinical guideline on prescribing opioids to relieve pain for patients receiving palliative care for chronic or incurable illnesses.
NICE said evidence suggested pain caused by advanced disease remains under-treated, with many patients worried about the long-term use of opioids, their side-effects and the possibility of becoming addicted.
From Behind the Rituals
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