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Many cancer patients ‘spending final hours in pain’

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'... even if I am aware of some of the operational complexities ...' (from my first comment) One of them is indeed 'some nurses are bit reluctant or lack confidence to use morphine based analgesia and stronger analgesics because of the side effects.' as pointed out by anonymous 15 FEBRUARY, 2016 4:45 PM. Which is where we need clarity about whether the patient decides whether to accept any risks associated with a treatment, and the clinicians merely describe the risks to the patient - this is one of many issues, where at the moment 'things are very muddled' [and where we need clarity, before we can make progress].

Posted date

16 February, 2016

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11:07 am

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