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Management of Constipation in Palliative Care

Management of Constipation in Palliative Care

Management of Constipation in Palliative Care

Joanne Droney and Anna-Marie Stevens
Joanne Droney and Anna-Marie Stevens
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 05 Apr 2018
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Last updated: 02 May 2018

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Description

This session provides a framework for the drug and non-drug management of constipation in end of life care patients. This session was reviewed by Joanne Droney and Christina Faull and last updated in September 2015.

Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Name non-drug interventions that can help alleviate constipation
• List the main oral and PR (per rectum) laxatives used in symptom management of constipation
• Explain the mode of action of the different laxatives and their place in the treatment of constipation as single agents or in combination
• List the main adverse effects and contra-indications in use of specific laxatives
• Outline the treatment for faecal loading or impaction
Joanne Droney and Anna-Marie Stevens

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Joanne Droney and Anna-Marie Stevens
on behalf of Health Education England

Joanne Droney - A Palliative Medicine SpR on the London rotation

Joanne recently spent 3 years undertaking a PhD at the Royal Marsden Hospital / Imperial College London. Her area of study was inter-individual variation in response to morphine with a particular interest in constipation in cancer and palliative care patients.

Anna-Marie Stevens RN, RM ,MSc ,BSc(Hons) onc cert

Anna-Marie originally trained and studied in Edinburgh. She has a wide and varied career in oncology and palliative care. Anna-Marie has an interest in outcome measures and non medical prescribing. Anna-Marie is also a member of the palliative care working group within the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO).She is also a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Palliative Nursing and is interested in symptom management and assessment.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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