Pain at the End of Life: What You Need to Know About End of Life Comfort and Pain Management
by Barbara Karnes
There is much fear and misconception surrounding pain management at end of life.
Pain at End of Life addresses, in fifth grade-reading level, non-medical terminology:
- pain as it relates to the dying process
- fear of overdosing and addiction
- standardized dosages
- around the clock administration
- uses of morphine
- sedation as it relates to dying
- supplemental therapies
This booklet is intended for families in the weeks to days before death, for education of hospital and nursing facility staff, as well as anyone interested in,
or dealing with, narcotics and pain management as end of life approaches.
It can be used with Gone From My Sight and The Eleventh Hour as part of the plan of care for hospice patients.
Use Pain at End of Life to ease the confusion and apprehension surrounding narcotic administration.
Paperback, 14 pages