Myths about morphine used at the end of life

There are a lot of myths about morphine as well as other medications used at the end of life. The sad part about these myths is that while everyone is entitled to their opinion, holding an outright false opinion can lead to someone else’s suffering which could have been prevented.

If I may share three (3) experiences I’ve had as a nurse taking care of hospice patients:

1) While I was still on a cardiac floor in 2017 often being assigned hospice patients I had a terminally ill patient on an IV morphine drip (morphine going right…