How Should Opioids Be Started and Titrated?

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Poor pain management remains a major barrier to high-quality care for patients facing serious illness. Palliative care clinicians have the ability to provide safe and effective pain control for the majority of patients through the appropriate dosing and titration of opioids. This chapter aims to outline basic principles of how to assess pain and considerations of which opioid to start and at what dose.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEvidence-Based Practice of Palliative Medicine, Second Edition
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9780323847025
ISBN (Print)9780323847032
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2023


  • opioids pain management pain assessment pain crisis


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