Management of bleeding in the terminally ill patient.

@article{Prommer2005ManagementOB,
  title={Management of bleeding in the terminally ill patient.},
  author={Eric E. Prommer},
  journal={Hematology},
  year={2005},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={167-75}
}
Clinically significant bleeding occurs in approximately 6%-10% of patients in the palliative-care setting. Bleeding can range from persistent and small in quantity (but enough to interfere with a patient's quality of life), to catastrophic bleeding that ultimately leads to the rapid demise of the patient. Uncontrolled bleeding can be very distressing for staff, patients and families. Advanced planning is necessary in all bleeding circumstances. This session will review the types of cancer… CONTINUE READING