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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 74--77

Palliative sedation at home


Department of Pain and Palliative Care, St. John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
B Barathi
Department of Pain and Palliative Care, St. John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1075.97477

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Patients with advanced cancer often suffer from multiple intractable physical symptoms. Though majority of the symptoms can be controlled, in some of the patients these symptoms remain refractory and uncontrolled till the end. Palliative sedation (PS) is one of the ways to relieve intractable suffering of the dying cancer patients. The main concern while using PS is its life-shortening effect. This case report describes the feasibility of administering PS in Indian home settings.






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