A Holistic Approach to Delirium at the End of LifeQingyuan Zhuang*
National Cancer Centre Singapore, Singapore
- Corresponding Author:
- Qingyuan Zhuang
MBBS, MMED (FM), National Cancer Centre
Department of Palliative Medicine
11 Hospital Drive, 169610, Singapore
Tel: +65 64368183
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date April 29, 2016; Accepted date May 20, 2016; Published date May 25, 2016
Citation: Zhuang Q (2016) A Holistic Approach to Delirium at the End of Life. J Palliat Care Med 6:264. doi:10.4172/2165-7386.1000264
Copyright: © 2016 Zhuang Q. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Delirium at the end of life causes significant distress for patients, family and caregivers and its multi-factorial etiology makes management of this symptom challenging. Built around a case discussion of a delirious patient with terminal cancer at the end of life, a framework is proposed to aid healthcare teams tackle this problem holistically.