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Delirium in advanced disease

Harris, Dylan 2007. Delirium in advanced disease. Postgraduate Medical Journal 83 (982) , pp. 525-528. 10.1136/pgmj.2006.052431

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Delirium in advanced disease, while common, is often not recognised or poorly treated. The aim of management of delirium is to assess and treat reversible causes in combination with environmental, psychological and pharmacological intervention to control symptoms. Delirium presents significant distress and impedes communication between patients and their families at the end of life. A structured approach to recognise, assess and manage delirium is essential for all clinicians caring for patients with terminal illness

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education
Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
ISSN: 0032-5473
Date of Acceptance: 3 October 2006
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2018 16:00

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