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APCA Using Opioids to Manage Pain a Pocket Guide for Health Professionals in Africa (2010)

APCA Using Opioids to Manage Pain a Pocket Guide for Health Professionals in Africa (2010)

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In this guide, the African Palliative Care Association (APCA) has put together evidence‐based information on the use of specific opioids commonly used in the management of moderate‐to‐severe pain to manage both cancer and non‐cancer pain. 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.
In this guide, the African Palliative Care Association (APCA) has put together evidence‐based information on the use of specific opioids commonly used in the management of moderate‐to‐severe pain to manage both cancer and non‐cancer pain. 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.

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African Palliative Care Association
Using Opioids to Manage Pain:
A Pocket Guide for HealthProfessionals in Africa
 
Medicine is an ever‑changing science.As new research and clinical experiencebroaden our knowledge, changes intreatment and drug therapy are required.APCA and the publisher of this workhave checked with sources believed tobe reliable in their efforts to provideinformation that is complete andgenerally in accord with the standardsaccepted at the time of this publication.However, in view of the possibility of human error or changes in sciences,neither APCA nor the publisher nor anyother party who has been involved inthe preparation or publication of thiswork warrants that the informationcontained in this publication is completeand correct and they disclaim allresponsibility for any errors or omissionsor for the results obtained from use of the information contained herein.
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African Palliative Care Association
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Using Opioids to Manage Pain:
A PocketGuide for Health Professionals in Africa
Editors
Henry Ddungu MD
Palliative Care Technical Advisor,African Palliative Care Association
Faith Mwangi-Powell
Executive Director,African Palliative Care Association
Liz Gwyther 
CEO, Hospice Palliative Care Associationof South Africa, Senior Lecturer andHead, Palliative Care Unit in the Schoolof Public Health and Family Medicineat the University of Cape Town
ISBN 978 9970 204 052© African Palliative Care Association (APCA) 2010All rights are reserved, whether the whole or apart of the material is concerned, particularly therights to reproduce images or text, or to translateor reprint. Requests for permission to reproducetext or images, or to translate APCA publications, orany other enquiries, should be directed to APCA, POBox 72518, Kampala, Uganda, Tel: +256 414 266251,Fax: +256 414 266217 email: info@apca.org.ug.The production of these guidelines was madepossible by the support of the True ColoursTrust, UK. The contents of this document arethe sole responsibility of the African PalliativeCare Association and do not necessarilyreect the views of the True Colours Trust.
 

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