Management of the last few days

Edwina Brown, Fliss Murtagh, Emma Murphy and Max Watson

in Kidney Disease

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print May 2012 | ISBN: 9780199695690
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191740916 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Management of the last few days

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Introduction - Key issues to consider before cessation of dialysis - Where death is expected - Quality in end of life care - Domains of care - Symptoms at end of life - Symptom management: pain - Management: dyspnoea and retained secretions - Management: agitation, delirium, and neurological problems - Management: nausea and vomiting - Symptom management: syringe drivers and anticipatory prescribing - End of life symptom control guidelines - Dialysis at end of life - Preferred place of care - The nursing perspective of end of life care in the renal setting - Summary: main principles of end of life care - Integrated care pathway for end of life care

Chapter.  10657 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palliative Medicine ; Nephrology

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