Some of the Symptoms to Look Out For

If any of the following apply to a patient, it may be time to discuss his or her preferences for end of life care:

  • Difficult to control pain
  • Oxygen dependency
  • Dramatic weight loss
  • Recurrent infections
  • Dyspnea and/or dysphagia
  • Diminished functional status
  • Decline in cognitive function
  • Multiple hospitalizations

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