Getting anticipatory prescribing right in end-of-life care.
British journal of community nursing
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Bowers, B., & While, A. (2019). Getting anticipatory prescribing right in end-of-life care.. British journal of community nursing, 24 (6), 274-277. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.6.274
There is a growing number of people who need access to high quality palliative and end of life care in the home setting. This requires timely assessments of needs, ensuring good symptom management and recognising the roles undertaken by carers. For some patients a range of medications need to be put in place to relieve end of life symptoms using ‘anticipatory prescribing’. District nurses should be sure to acknowledge the patient’s voiced preferences and be mindful of the safety issues which arise with a supply of controlled drugs in the home.
Humans, Psychomotor Agitation, Pain, Nausea, Vomiting, Palliative Care, Terminal Care, Community Health Nursing, State Medicine, After-Hours Care, Health Services Accessibility, Pain Management, Practice Patterns, Nurses', United Kingdom
Ben Bowers is funded by the National Institute for Health Research School for Primary Care Research. The views expressed are those of the authors and not necessarily those of the NIHR or the Department of Health and Social Care
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.12968/bjcn.2019.24.6.274
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