Symptom Management in the Terminal Phase: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

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Abstract

Symptoms can be anticipated in the terminal phase. How these symptoms are managed, influences the person's comfort, level of carer stress and therefore, their ability to die in their home.
Nurse practitioners (NPs) and general practitioners (GPs) are well placed to lead care into the terminal phase. The palliAGED “Symptoms and Medicines” pages have guided NPs and GPs to trusted Australian resources relating to care of people in the terminal phase over a number of years.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberP58
Pages (from-to)61-62
Number of pages2
JournalAustralasian Journal on Ageing
Volume38
Issue numberS1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 2019
EventAustralian and New Zealand Society of Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting 2019 - Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 13 May 201915 May 2019

Keywords

  • Terminal decline
  • terminal care
  • symptom management
  • palliAGED
  • Nurse Practitioners (NP)
  • general practitioners (GPs)

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