NICE guidance on the use of opioids in palliative care

Best practice advice on the care of patients with advanced and progressive disease who require strong opioids for pain control. These patients are defined as those in severe pain who may be opioid-naive, or those whose pain has been inadequately controlled on step two of the WHO pain ladder.

 

EORTC QLQ-C30

European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) assessment of quality of life of cancer patients involving a 30 item questionnaire.

Continuing education and learning

The Myeloma Academy is dedicated to supporting and educating healthcare professionals to ensure patients are diagnosed quicker, best practice is shared and patients receive the best possible treatment and care.   Aided by advances in technology, the myeloma field, particularly in the last decade, has rapidly evolved both scientifically and medically. This means that the…

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Lawton Instrumental Activities of Daily Living Scale

The Lawton Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL) scale assesses the more complex activities of daily living necessary for living in the community, such as shopping, cooking and managing finances. These skills are usually lost before other activities of daily living functions are, such as bathing, dressing and eating.

ECOG Performance Status

The Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) performance status is a scale used to assess how a patient’s disease is progressing, assess how the disease affects the daily living abilities of the patient, and determine appropriate treatment and prognosis.