The Management of Nausea at the End of Life

Nausea is a common symptom among seriously ill patients and may exacerbate the symptoms of underlying disease and decrease quality of life. Causes of nausea are often multifactorial and an attempt should be made to discern the underlying issue so targeted therapy can be initiated. In this article, the prevalence, manifestation, and pathophysiology of nausea experienced by patients near and at the end of life is reviewed along with matched, effective interventions.

Link to: J Hospice Palliat Nursing (09/2018) (Open access via Medscape with site registration)