Research recommendation(s) from an individual piece of guidance
- Care of dying adults in the last days of life
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Research recommendations coming out of this guidance
Recognising dying:- What can multiprofessional teams do to reduce the impact of uncertainty of recognising when a person is entering the last days of life on clinical care, shared decision-making and communication with the dying person and those important to them?
Agitation and delirium:- What is the best way to control delirium, with or without agitation, in the dying person, without causing undue sedation and without shortening life?
Noisy respiratory secretions:- In people considered to be in the last few hours and days of life, are antisecretory anti-muscarinic drugs (used alongside nursing interventions, such as repositioning and oropharyngeal suction) better at reducing noisy respiratory secretions and patient, family and carer distress without causing unwanted side effects, than nursing interventions alone?
Anticipatory prescribing:- What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of anticipatory prescribing for patients dying in their usual place of residence, on patient and carer reported symptoms at end of life?