Frequently encountered symptoms

David Currow and Katherine Clark

in Emergencies in Palliative and Supportive Care

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198567226
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199597543 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Frequently encountered symptoms

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The ‘WHY’ framework - Global assessment of the person with palliative or supportive care needs - Chest pain - Abdominal pain - Pelvic pain - Low back pain - Pain in the setting of previous substance misuse - Breathlessness - Acute confusional state (delirium) - Decreased level of consciousness - Agitation - Diarrhoea - Nausea (and vomiting) - Unheralded vomiting - Fever - Care in the last hours of life

Chapter.  14554 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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