Advancing research into symptoms of constipation at the end of life

Katherine Clark, David C. Currow

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    Abstract

    Disturbed bowel function resulting in the symptoms that patients describe as ‘constipation’ is frequently encountered in palliative care. Despite the attention of staff on quantifying the frequency or character of stools, ultimately constipation is a highly subjective sensation. As clinicians, we must rely on patients' assessment of the experience.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)370-372
    Number of pages2
    JournalInternational Journal of Palliative Nursing
    Volume20
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2 Aug 2014

    Keywords

    • constipation
    • disturbed bowel function
    • palliative care

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