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Using opioids to manage pain – A pocket guide for health professionals

Written by Health-e News

Produced by the African Palliative Care Association, the guide includes evidence‐based information on the use of opioids in the management of pain in patients with cancer and other illnesses.

The APCA hopes that this guide will be a useful tool in aiding health professionals at all levels of healthcare delivery to assess and manage pain using opioids. The guide also addresses common myths about the use of these drugs.

Click here to download the guide.

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