This guidance is intended for use by specialist palliative care clinicians. It can also be used as an educational and clinical support resource for specialist clinicians when they are training other healthcare professionals who may be part of the extended multidisciplinary care team.
It details how to obtain specialist advice, an explanation of guiding principles and steps for safe opioid conversion.
This guidance was originally developed by a group of clinical experts supported by the Eastern Metropolitan Palliative Care Consortia.
Last updated 18 Mar 2021
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