Tag Archives: Painkillers

Questions Raised About Prescribing Painkillers for Dementia Patients (BBC Radio Four / BBC News)

Summary An investigation into the role of big pharma in the international opioid crisis, from BBC Radio 4, touches upon questions about the ethics and suitability of pain management embedded semi-routinely in care for persons with dementia: Full Audio Link … Continue reading

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Difficult Reflections on Certain Aspects of the NHS: Be Prepared to Look-Away Now (BBC News)

Summary You don’t want to know: Full Text Link Reference Gosport hospital deaths: prescribed painkillers ‘shortened 456 lives’. London: BBC Health News, June 20th 2018. You don’t want to know: Full Text Link Reference Triggle, N. (2018). Shipman, Bristol, Stafford, … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews on Pain Management for Musculoskeletal Problems

[A version of this collection appeared in Rheumatology: the Latest Evidence, January / February 2013, Volume 1 Issue 3]. Recent systematic reviews and meta-analyses on pain management for musculoskeletal problems are listed below. Vickers, AJ. Cronin, AM. Maschino, AC. [et … Continue reading

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Neuroleptic, Sedative and Analgesic Prescription in Dementia Patients Admitted into an Acute Hospital (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust / Nursing Standard / YouTube)

Summary The aim of the research reported in this conference poster presentation was to assess the use of neuroleptics, sedatives and analgesics in patients with dementia at the Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust. Drug charts of 51 patients were examined to … Continue reading

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Guideline on Prescribing Opioids in Palliative Care (NICE Clinical Guideline CG140)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has issued a clinical guideline on prescribing of strong opioids for pain in the palliative care of adults. This guideline covers first-line treatment for patients assessed as requiring pain relief … Continue reading

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Treatment of Pain to Reduce Behavioural Disturbances (BMJ, Open Access)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 1, August 2011]. Abstract This research investigated whether the treatment of pain could reduce agitation in people with moderate to severe dementia living in … Continue reading

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Painkillers: a Harmless Alternative to Antipsychotics? (BBC News)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 1, August 2011]. Abstract It appears that some dementia patients prescribed antipsychotic drugs might have better treated with simple painkillers, according to research published … Continue reading

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