Management of constipation in adult patients receiving palliative care: national clinical guideline no 10

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/608810
Title:
Management of constipation in adult patients receiving palliative care: national clinical guideline no 10
Authors:
Department of Health (DoH)
Citation:
Department of Health, (2015) Management of constipation in adult patients receiving palliative care: national clinical guideline no. 10. Dublin:DOH.
Publisher:
Department of Health (DoH)
Issue Date:
Nov-2015
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/608810
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
This guideline is for use by healthcare professionals providing generalist or specialist palliative care to patients with a life-limiting illness in hospital, hospice and community-based settings (1). This includes specialist palliative care providers, physicians, surgeons, general practitioners, nurses, pharmacists and dietitians. For those providing generalist palliative care, the guideline recommendations indicate where specialist advice should be sought. This guideline may also be of interest to patients with a life-limiting condition and their carers. This guideline should not be used in patients without a life-limiting illness. This guideline does not apply to children. The National Clinical Guideline and the summary National Clinical Guideline are available on the websites www.health.gov.ie/patient-safety/NCEC and www.hse.ie/palliativecareprogramme. Constipation is one of the most frequently encountered symptoms in the palliative care population. It can significantly impact on a patient’s quality of life and may necessitate the use of additional medications, emergency visits and hospitalisation. The consequences of untreated constipation place a significant burden on the healthcare system. Prescribing practice lacks consistency and despite laxative therapy, up to seventy percent of patients receiving palliative care continue to experience symptomatic constipation. The expected outcome of the recommendations made in this guideline is to prevent or reduce constipation and improve quality of life. This Guideline complements the National Clinical Guideline No 9, Pharmacological Management of Cancer Pain in Adults, also developed by the National Clinical Programme for Palliative Care.
Keywords:
HEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENT; CONSTIPATION; PALLIATIVE CARE

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorDepartment of Health (DoH)en
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-10T13:54:21Zen
dc.date.available2016-05-10T13:54:21Zen
dc.date.issued2015-11en
dc.identifier.citationDepartment of Health, (2015) Management of constipation in adult patients receiving palliative care: national clinical guideline no. 10. Dublin:DOH.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/608810en
dc.descriptionThis guideline is for use by healthcare professionals providing generalist or specialist palliative care to patients with a life-limiting illness in hospital, hospice and community-based settings (1). This includes specialist palliative care providers, physicians, surgeons, general practitioners, nurses, pharmacists and dietitians. For those providing generalist palliative care, the guideline recommendations indicate where specialist advice should be sought. This guideline may also be of interest to patients with a life-limiting condition and their carers. This guideline should not be used in patients without a life-limiting illness. This guideline does not apply to children. The National Clinical Guideline and the summary National Clinical Guideline are available on the websites www.health.gov.ie/patient-safety/NCEC and www.hse.ie/palliativecareprogramme. Constipation is one of the most frequently encountered symptoms in the palliative care population. It can significantly impact on a patient’s quality of life and may necessitate the use of additional medications, emergency visits and hospitalisation. The consequences of untreated constipation place a significant burden on the healthcare system. Prescribing practice lacks consistency and despite laxative therapy, up to seventy percent of patients receiving palliative care continue to experience symptomatic constipation. The expected outcome of the recommendations made in this guideline is to prevent or reduce constipation and improve quality of life. This Guideline complements the National Clinical Guideline No 9, Pharmacological Management of Cancer Pain in Adults, also developed by the National Clinical Programme for Palliative Care.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDepartment of Health (DoH)en
dc.subjectHEALTH SERVICES AND THEIR MANAGEMENTen
dc.subjectCONSTIPATIONen
dc.subjectPALLIATIVE CAREen
dc.titleManagement of constipation in adult patients receiving palliative care: national clinical guideline no 10en
dc.typeReporten
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