Implementation of research results into clinical practice
One of the aims of PRC is to implement evidence-based research into daily clinical practice, and also into further palliative care research. Here you can find some examples of this.
The European Palliative Care Research Collaborative (EPCRC) developed new guidelines for assessment and classification of pain, cachexia and depression. The guidelines are meant to aid clinicians across Europe in providing optimal palliative care.
The publications from this work can be found in our publication list, and the patient friendly versions of the guidelines can be downloaded here:
EAPC Opioid Guidelines 2012
The new EAPC recommendations on the use of opioids for cancer pain have been published in Lancet Oncology (Feb 2012).
The content of the guidelines was defined by topics, and a systematic review was conducted within each topic. The recommendations were thereafter developed by a writing committee, resulting in 16 evidence-based guidelines for using opiods when treating cancer pain.
A webversion of the guidelines is available through http://www.eapcnet.eu/Themes/Research/Publications/EAPCOpioidGuidelines2012.aspx