Hydration management at the end of life.

@article{Lanuke2004HydrationMA,
  title={Hydration management at the end of life.},
  author={Kathryn Lanuke and Robin L. Fainsinger and Donna M Demoissac},
  journal={Journal of palliative medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={
          257-63
        }
}
The management of parenteral hydration at the end of life remains controversial. The debate centers on whether and/or how often patients should be hydrated, the volume of hydration received, and the benefit verses side effects of parenteral hydration. In order to clarify the routine practice of physicians involved in the end-of-life care in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, we investigated the routine management of hydration by attending physicians caring for patients dying in a palliative care unit… CONTINUE READING
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