Delirium, Depression and Anxiety at End of Life

Along with depression and anxiety, delirium is one of the most common clinical conditions in palliative care settings for which psychiatry may be consulted. Delirium may be the result of underlying medical or physiological conditions and/or can be medication-induced. It presents as cognitive changes, perceptual disturbances, and behavioral agitation and is often misdiagnosed or under-recognized as a result. This presentation provides guidance on how to identify and recognize delirium in patients nearing the end of life and recommend appropriate management

Objectives:

  • Identify and understand the presentation of delirium, depression, and anxiety in patients nearing the end of life
  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate hospice patients and recommend appropriate therapy for management of delirium, depression, and anxiety
  • Describe plans for titration of therapy for patients initiated on pharmacologic therapy for delirium, depression, and anxiety

 

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Duration: 1 Hour
Time: On Demand