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Terminal illness in the aged
Author(s)A N Exton-Smith
Journal titleThe Lancet, 5 August 1961
Pagespp 305-308
KeywordsTerminal illness ; Pain.
AnnotationA study, based on 220 inpatients (80 men and 140 women, ranging in age from 60 to 101) in a geriatric unit, aimed to assess the pain and distress experienced during their terminal illness. Attention was also paid to the circumstances of death and the patient's mental state, especially awareness of his or her condition and surroundings. Information was obtained from personal observation and by close enquiry from senior nursing staff. Any remarks made by the patient at the time approaching death were recorded. These remarks were usually made to nurses, who often had a close relationship with the patients. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930824083 A
ClassmarkCV: CT7 *

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