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.