Category: End-of-Life Symptom Management

End-of-Life Developmental Milestones and Tasks

End-of-Life Developmental Milestones and Tasks

Source: Dr. Ira Byock I highly recommend reading two of Dr. Ira Byock’s books, “Dying Well”   and “Four Things That Matter the Most” available on www.amazon.com. Dr. Ira Byock is a leader and educator in promoting quality care at the end of life. Below is a framework he developed that outlines some of the issues manymore>>

Medications and Symptom Management

Medications and Symptom Management

When a patient’s health reaches a time when curative measures will no longer have an effect to change the disease progression or extend the patient’s life, your patient’s physician may recommend that medications previously given for a cure be stopped. (Caution: Always consult the patient’s physician and/or hospice nurse before stopping any medications.) The patient, however,more>>