Canterbury DHB

Context

Palliative Care Guidelines

Caring for the dying

Author:

Dr Kate Grundy FRACP FAChPM
Palliative Medicine Physician
Christchurch Hospital

Acknowledgements:

Anne Morgan, Practice Advisor, Hospice New Zealand

Ruth Tramschek, Oncology Pharmacist, Christchurch Hospital

Disclaimer:

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this text, and that the best information available has been used. This does not diminish the requirement to exercise clinical judgement, and neither the publishers nor the authors can accept responsibility for its use in practice.

Note: Some medications are used for indications, by routes or in doses that are not approved by New Zealand licensing. This is common practice and validated internationally. For more information see 'The Use of Unapproved Medicines in Palliative Care'.

References and Resources

In This Section

Management of Persistent Pain in the Palliative Setting

Nausea and Vomiting

Constipation

Intestinal Obstruction

Dyspnoea

Cough

Retained Secretions

Hiccoughs

Dry Mouth

Sweating

Itch/ Pruritus

Anxiety, Distress and Agitation

Delirium

Care of the Imminently Dying

About this Canterbury DHB document (4207):

Document Owner:

Kate Grundy (see Who's Who)

Issue Date:

February 2013

Next Review:

Refer to Review Schedule

Keywords:

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Topic Code: 4207