Palliative care of GI issues at the end of life

John M. Heath, Elizabeth Poplin

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Abstract

The terminal phase of many chronic GI conditions in the elderly requires careful attention to symptom management. Palliative care provides both a framework, centered on function, and techniques to address common issues such as anorexia, constipation, and intestinal obstruction. Such interventions are not necessarily focused solely on survival but rather on patient well-being during end-of-life care. In this respect, palliative care shares many goals of care with hospice, though unlike hospice, palliative care can be appropriate throughout the course of an illness.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGeriatric Gastroenterology
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages599-604
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781441916235
ISBN (Print)9781441916228
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

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Palliative Care
Patient Care Planning
Hospice Care
Hospices
Terminal Care
Intestinal Obstruction
Anorexia
Constipation
Survival

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)

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Heath, J. M., & Poplin, E. (2012). Palliative care of GI issues at the end of life. In Geriatric Gastroenterology (pp. 599-604). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1623-5_64
Heath, John M. ; Poplin, Elizabeth. / Palliative care of GI issues at the end of life. Geriatric Gastroenterology. Springer New York, 2012. pp. 599-604
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