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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 22--28

The management of terminal delirium

AD Macleod 
 Nurse Maude Hospice, Christchurch, NewZealand

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A D Macleod
Nurse Maude Hospice, 35 Mansfield Avenue, Christchurch

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.

How to cite this article:
Macleod A D. The management of terminal delirium.Indian J Palliat Care 2006;12:22-28

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Macleod A D. The management of terminal delirium. Indian J Palliat Care [serial online] 2006 [cited 2020 Oct 28 ];12:22-28
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