October 31 2016
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Barbara Karnes
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Dangers of Morphine for the Dying

Dangers of Morphine for the Dying


Maureen Asper - August 06 2017

As a palliative care nurse, I can’t agree more with the use of morphine with terminal patients. Used properly morphine allows the patient to relax and will also address pain and shortness of breath effectively. A little bit can make a huge difference between a peaceful death compared to the last moments of life filled with anxiety and fear. It is also the drug of choice when shortness of breath becomes burdensome. It is a God-send for those suffering from COPD. Please don’t be afraid to try a small dose if your doctor suggests it.

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