|Year : 2006 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 22--28
The management of terminal delirium
Nurse Maude Hospice, Christchurch, NewZealand
Delirium is a distressing and disturbing clinical event. Palliation of the symptoms by multi-component interventions can be effective. The goal of interventions is to raise the deliriant threshold by combined symptom relief, environmental, psychological and pharmacological interventions. Haloperidol remains the drug of choice for delirium. For intractable delirious symptoms at the end of life terminal sedation may be indicated.
A D Macleod
Nurse Maude Hospice, 35 Mansfield Avenue, Christchurch
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