Nausea and Vomiting in Palliative Care

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Nausea = sensation of the desire to vomit Vomiting = action of expelling GI contents via mouth (usually an involuntary reflex) Causes of nausea ​and vomiting in palliative patients Cancer…

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Pain in Palliative Care

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Pain = unpleasant sensory and emotional experience with physical, psychological, spiritual and social aspects. Assessment of pain It is important to remember that pain is a symptom and not a…

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Shortness of Breath in Palliative Care

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Shortness of breath / dyspnoea = a subjective experience of breathing discomfort that consists of qualitatively distinct sensations that vary in intensity Assessment of shortness of breath Onset e.g. sudden/gradual Timing e.g.…

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