This book brings together the knowledge, skills and attitudes of specialists in both Respiratory Medicine and Palliative Medicine to focus on the palliative care of patients with respiratory diseases. It deals not only with end of life care but also with symptom control and supportive care to improve the quality of life of those living their lives with advanced progressive lung disease.Approximate Oral Opioid Potency Ratios Opioid Potency ration with morphine Dose equivalence to 10 mg morphine (mg) ... Opioids must, however, be used in an appropriate fashion a the patient should be started on a low dose (or equi- analgesic dose if already on a ... Preparations: Morphine is available in both long - and short-acting preparations. ... Most preparations are designed to last 12 h and therefore given twice a day, although some last for 24 h and are given once a day.
|Title||:||Integrated Palliative Care of Respiratory Disease|
|Author||:||Stephen Bourke, Edwin Timothy Peel|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-03|