Symptoms

1st March 2024

Insomnia in palliative care: Information for clinicians

How do you manage insomnia in the final weeks or months of life? Advice from a senior palliative physician

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1st December 2023

Deprescribing

Medications should be reviewed in the last months of life and many could be safely stopped

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9th November 2023

Opioid conversion

Resources for clinicians to tackle tricky opioid dose conversions.

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4th November 2023

Neuropathic pain: Information for clinicians

Diagnosis and treatment of nerve pain, and when to seek specialist advice

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1st November 2023

Pruritis: Information for clinicians

A pragmatic approach to assessment and treatment in the community

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28th September 2023

Lymphoedema: Information for clinicians

Understanding and managing lymphoedema - a practial overview for clinicians 

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21st September 2023

Sweating: Information for clinicians

Management tips to control drenching sweats

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30th August 2023

Death rattle: Information for clinicians

How should I treat noisy breathing at the end of life? Advice from a senior palliative physician

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24th April 2023

Radiotherapy skin reactions: Information for clinicians

Guidance on managing the skin impact of radiotherapy

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20th April 2023

How to assess a patient in pain towards the end of life: Information for clinicians

An initial approach to assessing physical pain in palliative care

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20th March 2023

Breathlessness: Information for clinicians

Guidance on managing breathlessness whatever the cause

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10th March 2023

Nausea and vomiting: Information for clinicians

A pragmatic approach to assessment and treatment in the community 

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15th February 2023

Hiccups: Information for clinicians

Aetiology and management in palliative care patients

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1st February 2023

Assessment of abdominal pain in patients with cancer: Information for clinicians

How should I best assess abdominal pain in a patient with advancing cancer? Advice from a senior palliative physician

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27th January 2023

Constipation: Information for clinicians

How should I best manage constipation in a patient with advancing illness? Advice from a senior palliative physician

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19th January 2023

Cough: Information for clinicians

An approach to managing cough 

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9th January 2023

Oral problems: information for clinicians

A logical approach to assessment and treatment in the community

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6th January 2023

Prescribing medication via a syringe pump

Information for clinicians on how to prescribe medication to be delivered via syringe pump using a MAAR chart.

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8th October 2022

Anticipatory Prescribing: Information for clinicians

How to prescribe symptom control medicines for people in the last days of life

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1st August 2022

Terminal Agitation: Information for clinicians

Confusion, restlessness and agitation are common distressing symptoms at the end of life and require careful physical assessment and management

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28th June 2022

Delirium: Information for clinicians

Acute confusion is often reversible

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22nd June 2022

Referred pain: Information for clinicians

What patterns of referred pain do you commonly see? Advice from a senior palliative physician

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17th May 2022

Assessing cancer pain

A pragmatic approach to assessment and treatment in the community

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16th May 2022

Starting morphine: Information for clinicians

How do I decide when it is appropriate to start strong opioids? Advice from a senior palliative physician

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