It is indeed an honor to be asked deliver this message for World Hospice and Palliative Care Day 2016. This year’s theme “Living and Dying in Pain; it doesn’t have to happen” really summarizes the 20 years of work of the Pain and Policy Studies Group. In fact David Joranson started this work almost 40 … Continue reading
New guidelines have been published to help clinicians prescribe opioids safely and effectively, unfortunately they may not be realistic. Source: Are the CDC Guidelines on Opioid Prescribing Realistic?
It is not often one can say that you have meet a formally canonized saint. But today is the day. 34 years ago as a fifth year medical student at the University of Adelaide I was planning to head off to do an elective at St Christopher’s Hospice in London. My mother, a hospice nurse … Continue reading
A great article from an excellent reporter with a personal experience in the area! Insightful!!! When a family member, spouse or other loved one develops an opioid addiction — whether to pain relievers like Vicodin or to heroin — few people know what to do. Faced with someone who a… Source: What Science Says To … Continue reading
Ontario’s move to no longer fund high-dose drugs doesn’t address needs of patients who use them to ease suffering, physicians say Source: Palliative-care doctors decry Ontario’s new opioid policy – The Globe and Mail