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St Christopher’s Hospice Clinical Guidelines: Anticipatory end-of-life care medication for the symptoms of terminal restlessness, pain and excessive secretions in frail older people in care homes

Julie Kinley, Louisa Stone, Jo Hockley

The term ‘frail older people’ has been defined as people over 75 years of age with geriatric syndrome, i.e. the presence of numerous chronic diseases and signs and symptoms such as incontinence, falls, cognitive impairment and reduced mobility (Saavreda Muñoz and Barreto Martín, 2008). However, some older people are ‘frail’... Read full article

Implementing stock end-of-life medication in UK nursing homes

Kathy Morris, Jo Hockley

Background In nursing care homes (NCHs), the use of end-of-life care (EoLC) medication has traditionally been requested and prescribed on an individual basis during each resident’s last days of life. However, some GPs are reluctant to prescribe EoLC medication in anticipation of symptoms occurring if, at the time of their... Read full article

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