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Advanced dementia is a terminal condition for which palliative care is appropriate, however, knowing when to initiate this process...
Physical symptoms commonly experienced by people with advanced dementia include pain, difficulties with hydration and nutrition,...
Methylnaltrexone injections are now subsidised for the treatment of opioid-induced constipation for patients in palliative care....
In late 2011 we published an article on end-of-life care for patients with respiratory failure, contributed by Professor D. Robin...
This article contains some information on the use of inhaled medicines for COPD treatment that is no longer current.
Pain is estimated to be the most prevalent symptom preceding all deaths occurring in a palliative care setting. Strong opioids...
Syringe drivers are often required to provide medicines for symptom management in patients who are terminally ill. They provide...
Breathlessness is a complex and subjective symptom that is commonly experienced by people who are nearing the end of life. Once...
An ageing population, earlier diagnosis and advances in oncology treatment are contributing to a rising number of cancer survivors...
It is increasingly apparent that our current model of care does not provide what is best for patients at end-of-life. No one clinical...
This article has been removed as the Liverpool Care Pathway was discontinued in 2014 following a national review in the United...
Many older people suffer from the “anorexia of ageing”. The best option for treating malnutrition is to enhance normal...
The development and marketing of anti-ageing products is a multi-million dollar industry. There is no shortage of remedies and...
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