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Community pharmacists encounter patients at all stages in their life; however, patients who require palliative care require dedicated time and special consideration.
Palliative management in end-stage liver diseaseSubscription
Early palliative interventions, including reviewing regular medicines and managing common symptoms, enables patients to remain comfortable during end-of-life care.
Anticipatory prescribing enables patients in the last days and weeks of their lives to have their symptoms managed at home. Pharmacists are ideally positioned to provide practical support and advice to other healthcare professionals on the prescribing and administration of anticipatory medicines and to facilitate timely supply.
Communicating with palliative care patients nearing the end of life, their families and carersSubscription
Pharmacists are becoming increasingly involved in palliative care and can be a source of important information and support for patients at the end of life. Health professionals caring for patients with advanced illness should develop skills for communicating with patients, and their families and carers.
New priorities for palliative careSubscription
The Liverpool Care Pathway has been replaced by five new principles for palliative care, which have a significant impact on pharmacy practice.
Nausea and vomiting in palliative careSubscription
Sonia Chand discusses the management of nausea and vomiting in advanced cancer
Worsening pain in palliative careSubscription
A 78-year-old man with advanced lung cancer is receiving palliative care but his abdominal pain has progressively worsened.
Terminal agitation or restlessness can be defined as agitated delirium with cognitive impairment. It tends to occur frequently at the end stage of cancer.
Medical cannabis has been shown to help people living with cancer manage their symptoms, with more than 95% of respondents reporting an improvement.