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Sedation for refractory symptoms 

Sedation for refractory symptoms
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Sedation for refractory symptoms
Author(s):

Patti Knight

, Laura A. Espinosa

, and Bonnie Freeman

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199332342.003.0026
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date: 12 November 2018

This chapter explores the use of palliative sedation in the hospital setting. It presents case studies involving palliative sedation, discusses several definitions of palliative sedation, frequency of palliative sedation, reasons for palliative sedation, medications used, guidelines for nursing care, time-to-death issues, ethical considerations, informed consent, and the role of the nurse-caregiver.

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