Patients fear that their pain will not be well controlled. Opioid analgesics are frequently needed by palliative care patients whose pain is moderate to severe.
Abbey Pain Scale (1.06MB pdf)
The national guidelines provide general advice about prescription drugs and driving (see section 2.2.9).
Visit CareSearch's Assessing and managing pain webpage
View Cancer Council's Pain management guidelines
Download Prescribing tips on how to start an opioid (155kb pdf)
Last updated 24 August 2021