Hospice palliative care also encompasses the last days and hours of a person’s life.
This podcasts identifies common physical changes that may occur prior to death and describe ways to understand the meaning of these changes. Drowsiness is the first change that caregivers may notice in their patient. Understanding the reason for drowsiness and how to help family at this time are discussed in the podcast.
Chapter 4, Last Days and Hours Essentials in Hospice Palliative Care, 2nd Edition, Katherine Murray, 2009.
Study Guide for Nurses, Essentials in Hospice Palliative Care Workbook, 2009.
Written and preformed by Kath Murray and Elizabeth Causton, All Rights Reserved. Life and Death Matters, 2010.