Terminal Care

  • Rhian E. Owen

Abstract

Terminal care encompasses the care of an individual who is dying as a result of a progressive condition which cannot be reversed by treatment. It does not refer simply to the last hours of life, but may involve weeks or months prior to death and should entail not only the care of the patient but also his relatives.

Keywords

Constipation Haloperidol Calcitonin Appendicitis Metronidazole 

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Further Reading

  1. Kubler-Ross E (1970) On death and dying. Tavistock Publications, LondonGoogle Scholar
  2. Saunders C (ed) (1984) The management of terminal malignant disease (2nd edn). Edward Arnold, LondonGoogle Scholar
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  5. Twycross RG, Lack SA (1984) Oral morphine in advanced cancer. Beaconsfield Publishers, Beacons-fieldGoogle Scholar
  6. Twycross RG, Lack SA (1984) Therapeutics in terminal cancer. Pitman, LondonGoogle Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

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  • Rhian E. Owen

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