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Delirium

  • Annmarie Hosie
  • Ingrid Amgarth-Duff
  • Meera AgarEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter outlines how health professionals may best prevent, recognize, assess, manage, and support people with palliative diagnoses who are at risk of delirium and their families, according to best evidence and the circumstances, needs, and wishes of the person. The chapter also presents evidence-practice gaps in delirium care in palliative contexts and briefly outlines future directions for research and clinical practice development.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Annmarie Hosie
    • 1
  • Ingrid Amgarth-Duff
    • 1
  • Meera Agar
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Faculty of HealthUniversity of Technology SydneyUltimoAustralia
  2. 2.South Western Sydney Clinical School, School of MedicineUniversity of New South Wales (UNSW)SydneyAustralia
  3. 3.Ingham Institute for Applied Medical ResearchLiverpoolAustralia
  4. 4.Palliative Care ServiceSouth Western Sydney Local Health DistrictSydneyAustralia

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