End of life care / death management
RGP: Regional Geriatric Program of Toronto
- # 003 Syndrome of Imminent Death, 2nd ed
This trajectory is often referred to as "actively dying" or "imminent death". Prompt recognition of this trajectory is key for clinicians to provide the most appropriate interventions for both the patient and family.
- # 004 Death Pronouncement in the Hospital, 2nd ed
Key steps in the death pronouncement and notification process.
- # 008 Morphine and Hastened Death, 2nd ed
Question: What is the distinction between the use of morphine at the end of life to control symptoms and euthanasia/assisted suicide?
- # 034 Symptom Control for Ventilator Withdrawal in the Dying Patient, 2nd ed
This is the second of a three-part series: Symptom Control for Ventilator Withdrawal in the Dying Patient
- # 054 Opioid Infusions in the Imminently Dying Patient, 2nd ed
The following is a step by step approach to rational opioid infusion prescribing in the dying patient, and is most appropriate for morphine or hydromorphone infusions
- # 109 Death Rattle and Oral Secretions, 2nd ed
As the level of consciousness decreases in the dying process, patients lose their ability to swallow and clear oral secretions.
- # 138 Grief in Children and Developmental Concepts of Death
This Fast Fact reviews key developmental concepts and describes strategies for addressing children's grief.
- # 149 Teaching the Family What To Expect When the Patient Is Dying
Family members look to the physician and nurse to help them know what to expect when a loved one is dying.
- # 156 Evaluating Requests for Hastened Death
Guidance on how to evaluate and initially respond to a patient who raises the topic of a hastened death.
- # 242 Organ Donation after Cardiac Death
Appropriate patients are generally comatose patients between the ages of 0 and 60 for whom a decision has been made to discontinue life-sustaining treatments with the expectation of imminent death.
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