Watson, M and Simon, C (2008) The last 48 hours. InnovAiT. , 1 (4). pp. 267-273. [Journal article]
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It is notoriously difficult to predict when death will occur. Symptoms and signs of death approaching include: day-by-day deterioration, gaunt appearance and profound weakness—the patient needs assistance with all care, and may be bed-bound; difficulty swallowing medicines; reduced intake of food and fluids and drowsiness or reduced cognition. The patient is often no longer able to co-operate with carers. This article aims to give GPs in training a framework with which to manage the last 48 hours of life for patients dying at home.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Life and Health Sciences|
|Deposited By:||Max Watson|
|Deposited On:||02 Feb 2010 16:26|
|Last Modified:||21 Mar 2011 16:38|
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