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dc.contributor.authorHardy, Kersten
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Michelle
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-26T14:41:05Z
dc.date.available2018-04-26T14:41:05Z
dc.date.issued2015-09-10
dc.identifier.citationHardy, K. and Brown, M. (2015) 'Delirium: a diagnostic dilemma. Part 1', British Journal of Nursing2015, 24 (Sup16):S9 .en
dc.identifier.issn09660461
dc.identifier.doi10.12968/bjon.2015.24.Sup16.S9
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/622695
dc.description.abstractEffective symptom management for a patient with a palliative diagnosis can be challenging. There are some symptoms that may be more difficult to control and understand than others. Delirium, as a symptom, may well prove to be a significant challenge for all involved, leaving family and health professionals perplexed and exhausted. Understanding the predisposing factors and the manifestations may aid the health professional in the assessment and identification of this distressing symptom, facilitating more effective management and care of those who are approaching the end of life. This article attempts to address some of the challenges and offer a number of suggestions that may aid in identifying delirium in patients at the end of life, but also examines some of the dilemmas when attempting to treat delirium.
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMark Allen Groupen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/10.12968/bjon.2015.24.Sup16.S9en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to British Journal of Nursingen
dc.subjectDeliriumen
dc.subjectEnd of lifeen
dc.subjectDiagnosisen
dc.subjectPatient with canceren
dc.subjectReversibilityen
dc.titleDelirium: a diagnostic dilemma. Part 1.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn20522819
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Nursingen
refterms.dateFOA2019-02-28T17:05:02Z
html.description.abstractEffective symptom management for a patient with a palliative diagnosis can be challenging. There are some symptoms that may be more difficult to control and understand than others. Delirium, as a symptom, may well prove to be a significant challenge for all involved, leaving family and health professionals perplexed and exhausted. Understanding the predisposing factors and the manifestations may aid the health professional in the assessment and identification of this distressing symptom, facilitating more effective management and care of those who are approaching the end of life. This article attempts to address some of the challenges and offer a number of suggestions that may aid in identifying delirium in patients at the end of life, but also examines some of the dilemmas when attempting to treat delirium.


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