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These guidelines are based on the section, Prescribing in Palliative Care, in the introduction to the BNF, and those by Dr Michael Cushen (The St Elizabeth Hospice, Ipswich, Suffolk by Dr Michael Cushen, 1996) and the West Midlands Palliative Care Physicians (Palliative care - guidelines for the use of drugs in symptom control, 2003 (updated 2007 and 2012)).

The summary of product characteristics must be consulted before prescribing drugs detailed in this section.


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