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Control of symptoms other than pain

CICELY SAUNDERS, MARY BAINES and ROBERT DUNLOP

in Living with Dying

Third edition

Published in print April 1995 | ISBN: 9780192625144
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730009 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192625144.003.0005
Control of symptoms other than pain

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This chapter provides a brief account of the diagnosis and treatment of some of the common symptoms found in terminally ill patients. It discusses the causes and recommended treatment for these symptoms, which include anorexia, weight loss, insomnia, and dyspnoea. The chapter also provides a list of essential drugs often given until the last day of life, including morphine, anticonvulsants, and psychotropic drugs.

Keywords: symptom control; terminally ill; anorexia; weight loss; insomnia; dyspnoea; morphine; anticonvulsants; psychotropic drugs

Chapter.  2275 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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