Lack of knowledge, misinformation, and social stigma about opioids are some of the major barriers to their effective use in managing severe chronic breathlessness, Australian research shows. An analysis of interviews with 24 outpatients with chronic breathlessness due to COPD or chronic heart failure revealed four themes around the use of low-dose opioids: stigmatised attitudes ...
3 major barriers to use of low-dose opioids for breathlessness: what patients think
By Mardi Chapman
19 Apr 2021