MIMS Oncology & Palliative Care special supplement on managing severe pain

In this special supplement, a team of experts discuss a variety of issues regarding the management of severe pain, ranging from a reappraisal of morphine to managing opioid-induced bowel disorder.

The contents of this special supplement on managing severe pain are as follows:


  • Management of opioid-induced bowel disorder in palliative care
  • Challenging morphine as the gold standard in palliative pain management


  • Cost-effective opioid prescribing


  • Breaking through the dosage ceiling


  • Rationale for prescribing prolonged release oral oxycodone/naloxone

Contributors to this supplement include:

  • Dr Tony O'Brien, medical director, Marymount Hospice, and consultant in palliative medicine, Cork University Hospital, Ireland
  • Dr Zbigniew Zylicz, consultant in palliative medicine, Dove House Hospice, Hull
  • Dr Roger Knaggs, advanced pharmacy practitioner in anaesthesia and pain management, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham
  • Professor Marie Fallon, professor of palliative medicine research, Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre

Click here to request a copy of this special supplement on managing severe pain.

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