Canterbury DHB


Management of Persistent Pain in the Palliative Setting

This is a fundamental aspect of caring for palliative patients. Pain may be a patient’s greatest fear and adequate pain relief is essential for their comfort and dignity.

Several principles should be followed closely:

See also:

In This Section

Mild to Moderate Pain

Opioid Therapy for Severe Pain


Other Opioids

Prescribing of Opioids


Referral to Other Services

About this Canterbury DHB document (4040):

Document Owner:

Kate Grundy (see Who's Who)

Issue Date:

March 2016

Next Review:

March 2018


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Topic Code: 4040