Chapter 2. Symptom Control at the End of Life

  1. Philip Jevon RGN, BSc (Hons), PGCE, DiPSiN Resuscitation Officer Honorary Clinical Lecturer
  1. Louisa Hunwick RN, BSc, Diploma in Counselling Nurse Specialist,
  2. Shareen Juwle RN, BSc, Diploma in Counselling Nurse Specialist and
  3. Glen Mitchell RGN, BN (Hons), ENB Higher Award Nurse Prescriber Nurse Specialist

Published Online: 19 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444315271.ch2

Care of the Dying and Deceased Patient: A Practical Guide for Nurses

Care of the Dying and Deceased Patient: A Practical Guide for Nurses

How to Cite

Hunwick, L., Juwle, S. and Mitchell, G. (2009) Symptom Control at the End of Life, in Care of the Dying and Deceased Patient: A Practical Guide for Nurses (ed P. Jevon), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444315271.ch2

Editor Information

  1. Manor Hospital, Walsall, UK

Author Information

  1. Walsall Manor Hospital NHS Trust, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 NOV 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405183390

Online ISBN: 9781444315271

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Keywords:

  • symptom control at the end of life;
  • symptom control - key component providing palliative care for patients;
  • pain management;
  • effects of pain on patient;
  • World Health Organisation (WHO) analgesic ladder;
  • polypharmacy in pain management;
  • pain treatment in dying phase;
  • receptor blockade by anti-emetics;
  • bowel obstruction at end stage of disease process;
  • comfort and best wishes of patient - should be of importance at the end of life

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Management of Pain

  • Management of Nausea and Vomiting

  • Management of Bowel Obstruction

  • Management of Constipation

  • Management of Anorexia

  • Management of Anxiety and Depression

  • Management of Fatigue

  • Conclusion

  • References