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Symptom control in care of the dying

Paul Glare, Andrew Dickman and Margaret Goodman

in Care of the Dying

Second edition

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780199550838
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191730528 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550838.003.0003
Symptom control in care of the dying

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This chapter discusses symptom control in care of the dying. It begins by discussing how the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP) can influence symptom control, and then determines the commonest symptoms in a dying patient. The chapter looks at managing various ailments of a dying patient, including pain, agitation, and nausea and vomiting. It then determines the different factors doctors need to consider when taking care of a dying patient, such as the application of drugs, providing comfort in the last hours or days of a patient's life, and even management of skin.

Keywords: symptom control; dying; Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient; symptoms; drugs; skin; ailments

Chapter.  11649 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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