Palliative sedation is option for intractable pain

August 2009
Hospice Management Advisor;Aug2009, Vol. 14 Issue 8, p94
The article reports on the result of the research which assessed the efficacy of palliative sedation in pain management in the U.S. The result of the study found that palliative sedation at home is effective and is the best option for patients who want to remain at home. The study also evaluated the records of 36 terminal patients and found that intractable pain followed by agitation was the most common symptom for patients diagnosed with cancer.


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