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Agitation and Restlessness in the Dying Phase in Palliative Care

Agitation and Restlessness in the Dying Phase in Palliative Care

Agitation and Restlessness in the Dying Phase in Palliative Care

Alison Coackley
Alison Coackley
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 06 Apr 2018
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Last updated: 02 May 2018

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This session provides a framework for assessing and managing agitation and restlessness in the dying phase, an experience which can be highly distressing for both patients and families. Poor management of this symptom is a frequent cause for admission and problems in bereavement.

This session was reviewed by Christina Faull and last updated in March 2016.

Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Define the terms restlessness and agitation
• Describe the symptoms associated with agitation and restlessness in the dying phase
• List some of the common reversible causes of agitation and restlessness in the dying phase
• Describe management options for agitation and restlessness in the dying phase, including non-pharmacological options
• Describe how the concerns of carers/families can be addressed during the management of patients with agitation and restlessness in the dying phase
Alison Coackley

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Alison Coackley
on behalf of Health Education England

Alison Coackley gained her medical qualifications at the University of Aberdeen in 1987. She worked in hospital medicine and general practice before specialising in Palliative Medicine. She is now the Medical Director of Willowbrook Hospice and Consultant in Palliative Medicine at Clatterbridge Centre for Oncology. She is also Head of Specialty Training in Palliative Medicine (Mersey Deanery.

Her main interests include: medical education, ethical issues in end of life control, management of difficult symptoms, service development and the Liverpool Care Pathway. She is heavily involved in clinical audit and had been lead editor for the Standards and Guidelines produced by the Merseyside and Cheshire Palliative Care Network Audit Group over the past nine years.

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

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