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Banksia Palliative Care | The role of the GP in prescribing opioids for palliative care patients
October 25 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Online workshop series – Session 4
Presented by: Dr Ruwani Mendis, Oncologist
This session will provide GPs with information about opioids currently available in Australia, and will describe their use in patients with palliative care needs to manage distressing symptoms, such as pain and dyspnoea. The selection considerations of specific opioids for individual patients is also discussed, along with medico-legal aspects of opioid prescriptions. This session aims to attain best outcomes for palliative patients by supporting GPs to make informed decisions when asked to prescribe these medications.