Symptomatic Control in End-of-Life Patients

Authors

  • Mariana Alves Serviço de Medicina III. Hospital Pulido Valente. Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte. Lisboa. Portugal.
  • Rita Abril Unidade de Cuidados Continuado e Paliativos. Hospital da Luz. Lisboa. Portugal.
  • Isabel Galriça Neto Unidade de Cuidados Continuado e Paliativos. Hospital da Luz. Lisboa. Portugal.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20344/amp.7626

Keywords:

Conscious Sedation, Hypnotics and Sedatives, Palliative Care, Terminal Care

Abstract

End-of-life patients present a variety of symptoms that cause suffering for them and their respective families. Health professionals throughout their university, internship and medical careers are ill-prepared to manage and improve the quality of life of these patients. This article aims to provide basic skills in the symptomatic management of end-of-life patients, focusing in particular on the control of pain, dyspnoea, fatigue, nausea, vomiting and anorexia. It also aims to draw attention to basic concepts of control concerning refractory symptoms and palliative sedation.

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Published

2017-01-31

How to Cite

1.
Alves M, Abril R, Neto IG. Symptomatic Control in End-of-Life Patients. Acta Med Port [Internet]. 2017 Jan. 31 [cited 2022 Nov. 28];30(1):61-8. Available from: https://www.actamedicaportuguesa.com/revista/index.php/amp/article/view/7626

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Review Articles