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Pain

Pain is a subjective symptom that can result in poor sleep, depression and reduced ability to achieve activities of daily living. Pain is commonly observed in the terminal phase of a palliative illness.

For support with switching between opioids, refer to Opioids: Switching between Formulations.

Medicines Information

Open Access

palliAGEDgp Smartphone application Tasmanian Adult Palliative Care Formulary

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Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH) Therapeutic Guidelines: Palliative Care

Overview

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Therapeutic Guidelines: Palliative Care

Therapeutics

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Care Management Guidelines CareSearch website

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Australian Medicines Handbook (AMH) Therapeutic Guidelines: Palliative Care

Remember

  • Does the person stiffen and resist, vocalise, or grimace during routine nursing care?

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Page updated 30 November 2017