Developing guidelines on the assessment and treatment of delirium in older adults at the end of life.

TitleDeveloping guidelines on the assessment and treatment of delirium in older adults at the end of life.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2011
AuthorsBrajtman S, Wright D, Hogan DB, Allard P, Bruto V, Burne D, Gage L, Gagnon PR, Sadowski CA, Helsdingen S, Wilson K
JournalCanadian geriatrics journal : CGJ
Volume14
Issue2
Pagination40-50
Date Published2011 Jun
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1155/2013/951319
Alternate JournalCan Geriatr J