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Care for the Dying: A Pathway to Excellence$
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John Ellershaw and Susie Wilkinson

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780198509332

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509332.001.0001

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Symptom control in care of the dying

Symptom control in care of the dying

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(p.42) Chapter 3 Symptom control in care of the dying
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Care for the Dying: A Pathway to Excellence
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Paul Glare

Andrew Dickman

Margaret Goodman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198509332.003.0003

This chapter discusses symptom control in care of the dying. It is divided into three sections, each of which is written by a single author. The first section, written by Paul Glare, looks at the influence of the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP) on symptom control, and the most common symptoms found in a dying patient. Pain management and managing agitation in dying patients are also studied. Andrew Dickman is the author of the second section, which focuses on the use of syringe drivers and managing respiratory tract secretions and dyspnoea in dying patients. Finally, the third section is prepared by Margaret Goodman, and it studies bowel care, micturition difficulties, mouth care, and mobility or pressure area care. Deciding when to stop administering nursing interventions is also discussed.

Keywords:   symptom control, dying patients, pain management, managing agitation, syringe drivers, respiratory tract secretions, bowel care, mouth care, micturition difficulties, mobility care

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