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Palliative and End of Life Care for the Older Person in the Emergency Department

  • Mary Dawood
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Abstract

Increasing numbers of people with dementia are dying in the acute hospital setting. This presents complex challenges for emergency clinicians as end of life can be hard to identify in a person with dementia who is presenting to the ED and a person with dementia will have specific needs which might be hard to meet in the emergency department setting. It is vitally important for the clinician to be competent in identifying end of life in these patients and in being able to respond compassionately to the person with dementia and the family at that time.

Keywords

Dementia End of life Palliative Emergency department 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Imperial College NHS TrustLondonUK

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