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Bowel management: Constipation, diarrhea, obstruction, and ascites 

Bowel management: Constipation, diarrhea, obstruction, and ascites
Bowel management: Constipation, diarrhea, obstruction, and ascites

Denice Caraccia Economou

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date: 04 December 2021

As multiple factors contribute to constipation, proactive management is essential for successful outcomes. Treating diarrhea requires a thorough assessment and therapy directed at the specific cause. Palliative care should allow for a thoughtful and realistic approach to management of bowel-related symptoms within the goals of care. Attention to elimination is an essential part of palliative care especially related to opioid use.

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