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Experiences of palliative care nurses in the utilisation of palliative sedation in a hospice setting

Irene Dwyer, Joan McCarthy

Background Palliative sedation, or bringing about a state of decreased or absent awareness (unconsciousness), is one of the therapies used in end-of-life healthcare settings in order to manage refractory symptoms such as pain, dyspnoea and distress. It is intended to relieve the burden of intolerable suffering of patients who are... Read full article

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