What palliative care clinicians need to know about buprenorphine, a safe and effective opioid for pain management and opioid use disorder.

An article published in the Journal of Palliative Medicine offers an introduction to buprenorphine and ten tips for demystifying its use in serious illness. The authors, who are palliative care and addiction-trained specialists, share that it is critical for palliative care clinicians to become comfortable with indications for its use, strategies for initiation, and risks and benefits.

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