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Living with DyingA Guide to Palliative Care$
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Cicely Saunders, Mary Baines, and Robert Dunlop

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780192625144

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192625144.001.0001

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Control of symptoms other than pain

Control of symptoms other than pain

(p.35) 5 Control of symptoms other than pain
Living with Dying




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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

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