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Care of the DyingA pathway to excellence$
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John Ellershaw and Susie Wilkinson

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199550838

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550838.001.0001

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Symptom control in care of the dying

Symptom control in care of the dying

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(p.33) Chapter 3 Symptom control in care of the dying
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Care of the Dying
Author(s):

Paul Glare

Andrew Dickman

Margaret Goodman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550838.003.0003

This chapter discusses symptom control in care of the dying. It begins by discussing how the Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient (LCP) can influence symptom control, and then determines the commonest symptoms in a dying patient. The chapter looks at managing various ailments of a dying patient, including pain, agitation, and nausea and vomiting. It then determines the different factors doctors need to consider when taking care of a dying patient, such as the application of drugs, providing comfort in the last hours or days of a patient's life, and even management of skin.

Keywords:   symptom control, dying, Liverpool Care Pathway for the Dying Patient, symptoms, drugs, skin, ailments

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