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The last 48 hours.

Watson, M and Simon, C (2008) The last 48 hours. InnovAiT., 1 (4). pp. 267-273. [Journal article]

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URL: http://rcgp-innovait.oxfordjournals.org/content/vol1/issue4/index.dtl

DOI: 10.1093/innovait/inn033


It is notoriously difficult to predict when death will occur. Symptoms and signs of death approaching include: day-by-day deterioration, gaunt appearance and profound weakness—the patient needs assistance with all care, and may be bed-bound; difficulty swallowing medicines; reduced intake of food and fluids and drowsiness or reduced cognition. The patient is often no longer able to co-operate with carers. This article aims to give GPs in training a framework with which to manage the last 48 hours of life for patients dying at home.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
ID Code:6912
Deposited By: Max Watson
Deposited On:02 Feb 2010 16:26
Last Modified:09 May 2016 10:52

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