Terminal delirium: families' experience.

  title={Terminal delirium: families' experience.},
  author={Miki Namba and Tatsuya Morita and Chizuru Imura and Emi Kiyohara and Sayuri Ishikawa and Kei Hirai},
  journal={Palliative medicine},
  volume={21 7},
BACKGROUND Although delirium is a common complication in terminally ill cancer patients and can cause considerable distress to family members, little is known about the actual experience of family members. The primary aims of this study were thus to explore: (1) what the family members of terminally ill cancer patients with delirium actually experienced, (2) how they felt, (3) how they perceived delirium and (4) what support they desired from medical staff. METHODS A single-center in-depth… CONTINUE READING
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