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

Palliative sedation at home

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

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B Barathi
Department of Pain and Palliative Care, St. John«SQ»s Medical College Hospital, Bangalore, Karnataka

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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Barathi B. Palliative sedation at home.Indian J Palliat Care 2012;18:74-77

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Barathi B. Palliative sedation at home. Indian J Palliat Care [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 May 29 ];18:74-77
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