Ethical and Clinical Considerations in Treating Infections at the End of Life

The decision to prescribe or forgo antimicrobial therapy at the end of life can be difficult considering practice is variable, supportive data is limited and literature is contradictory on best practices.  An article published in the Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing reviews common obstacles, prognostication, ethical support and how to knowingly consider potential burdens of antimicrobial therapy.

Link: J Hospice Palliat Nurs (4/2019) (available via Medscape (free access with site registration))