"Several concerns have been raised about the risk of overdose and death from oral morphine sulphate solution over the past few years, but they have gone unheard."
In light of coroners reports of deaths related to abuse, or accidental overuse of Oramorph or oral morphine sulphate solution. the author argues for increased regulation. Commenting: "In the absence of any action from ministers, it seems that healthcare professionals are going to have to take the care of vulnerable patients into their own hands."
My reflections on this are:
Is this a signal for increased regulation or
Dr Donna Prosser, Chief Clinical Officer, Patient Safety Movement Foundation, is joined by a neonatal palliative care expert, an adult palliative care expert, and a family member representative for palliative care to discuss introducing palliative care conversations, embracing shared decision-making, differentiating palliative care from end of life care, and implementing organisational initiatives to improve consistent and meaningful palliative care delivery.
This web page includes:
Breaking bad news
Ceilings of treatment
Evidence-based advice for difficult conversations, by Professor Ruth Parry, Loughborough University
Poster and sketch note
Telephone call checklist
This guidance is produced during the COVID-19 outbreak in order to support the care in the community of patients and those important to them, at the end of their lives or who are unwell as the result of COVID-19 or other life-limiting illnesses.
This document will be updated and adapted as further contributions are received and in line with changing national guidance. The most current version of the guidance document will be available on the public-facing pages of the RCGP COVID-19 Resource Hub and Association for Palliative Medicine website.
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