Palliative Care

Motor Neurone Disease

  Motor Neurone Disease (MND) Diagnosis, differential diagnosis, management and complications of MND   Overview Motor neurone disease is a ...

Types of analgesia

Types of analgesia   Paracetamol Good for mild to moderate pain. Use iv route in severe acute pain. Contraindicated in severe hepatic impairment...

Palliative Care – Introduction

Palliative Care - Introduction   What is Palliative Care? Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their fam...

Pain

Pain   Introduction to pain Pain is a complex area that is poorly understood. The information below aims to get you to try to understand what the un...

Opioids

Opioids   Introduction to opioids Junior doctors will often be asked prescribe opiods Ehether it is starting a patient on it for the first time, or...

Morphine overdose (opioid toxicity)

Morphine overdose (opioid toxicity) Opioid toxicity and overdose is commonly seen in the acute hospital setting or on the wards. The basic steps in manage...

How to prescribe analgesia

How to prescribe analgesia (the WHO pain ladder)   Analgesia prescribing can be complex; below is a simple framework that can help. It may be helpful ...

Breaking Bad News

Breaking Bad News   Introduction Junior doctors often find breaking bad news to patients and/or relatives very daunting, however we are often far mo...