Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Clin Geriatr Med. 2011 May;27(2):213-28. doi: 10.1016/j.cger.2011.01.006. Epub 2011 Mar 15.

Nausea and other nonpain symptoms in long-term care.

Author information

  • 1Division of Hospital Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94941, USA. matthew.gonzales@ucsf.edu

Abstract

There is a need to improve the quality of end-of-life care in nursing homes by improving the timely assessment and management of various sources of suffering. Much of the research/discussion in this area has focused on the assessment and treatment of pain. This article reviews the frequency and management of nonpain symptoms in the long-term care setting, particularly focusing on patients at the end of life. Although the long-term care setting presents challenges to effective management, an approach for addressing these challenges is discussed and applied to 3 commonly encountered nonpain symptoms.

Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

PMID:
21641507
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk