Managing ‘just in case’ medicines at end of life
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Managing ‘just in case’ medicines at end of life

Ben Bowers Wellcome post-doctoral fellow, University of Cambridge, and community palliative care nurse

Anticipatory medicines can cause distress as well as offer relief, but a study has tips for optimising their use

The complexities of making anticipatory medications available for people nearing the end of life at home are highlighted in our new research. The findings have many messages for nurses caring for people in their last days.

Cancer Nursing Practice. 22, 2, 10-10. doi: 10.7748/cnp.22.2.10.s4

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