Category: End-of-Life Symptom Management

End-of-Life Developmental Milestones and Tasks

End-of-Life Developmental Milestones and Tasks

Source: Dr. Ira Byock   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 many people may be contemplating as they approach death. His findings are included here as part of a holistic understanding ofmore>>

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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 in hope of a cure be stopped. (Caution: Always consult the patient’s physician and/or hospice nurse before stopping any medications.) Themore>>

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