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Care in the terminal phase

Anna Spathis, Helen E. Davies, Sara Booth and Max Watson

in Respiratory Disease

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199564033
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191726217 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199564033.003.012

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Care in the terminal phase

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Introduction - Domains of care in the terminal phase - Preparation for death - Management of breathlessness - Management of retained secretions - Management of pain - Management of agitation - General comfort measures - Syringe drivers - Anticipatory prescribing - Withdrawal of ventilation - Further reading

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Subjects: Respiratory Medicine and Pulmonology ; Palliative Medicine

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