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Developing guidelines on the assessment and treatment of delirium in older adults at the end of life.
|Title||Developing guidelines on the assessment and treatment of delirium in older adults at the end of life.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2011|
|Authors||Brajtman S, Wright D, Hogan DB, Allard P, Bruto V, Burne D, Gage L, Gagnon PR, Sadowski CA, Helsdingen S, Wilson K|
|Journal||Canadian geriatrics journal : CGJ|
|Date Published||2011 Jun|
Delirium at the end of life is common and can have serious consequences on an older person's quality of life and death. In spite of the importance of detecting, diagnosing, and managing delirium at the end of life, comprehensive clinical practice guidelines (CPG) are lacking. Our objective was to develop CPG for the assessment and treatment of delirium that would be applicable to seniors receiving end-of-life care in diverse settings.
|Alternate Journal||Can Geriatr J|