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Guidelines for working with the Terminally ill

Be honest

Be real. Stay with the present and be down to earth.

Allow the patient to set the pace.

Keep the patient’s needs central to the decision that are taken.

Enable the family to get involved.

Allow the patient to review his or her life.

Encourage expressions of fears.

Understand and be sensitive to the emotional stages in the process of dying (denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance).

Be kind, warm, patient, and gentle in approach.

Be ready to get support for yourself.

Giving Suppositories

Giving Suppositories

Rectal suppositories are solid cone shaped pills usually made of cocoa butter or gelatin in which a drug is incorporated. They are inserted into the rectum (back passage) where they dissolve to perform the following functions:

1) Morphine – to relive pain

2) Diazepam – sedative and anti – convulsant action

3) Cyclizine (Valoid) 0 to relive nausea and vomiting

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