Is Morphine Used In Hospice Care

Many people are concerned about morphine’s use in palliative care. Morphine and other morphine-related medicines, such as hydromorphone, codeine, and fentanyl, are classified as opioids. These drugs may be used to alleviate pain or shortness of breath during an illness or at the end of life. Patients and relatives are sometimes concerned that painkillers would […]

Hospice and Morphine

Oasis Hospice & Palliative Care

Morphine is the mainstay of pain relief for everything from childbirth to advanced cancer, whether the patient is expected to recover completely or is receiving hospice care. However, when patients and caregivers hear the word “morphine,” they may fear that their doctor has given up and that they or someone they care about will be […]