BMJ Support Palliat Care 2020 Mar 5;10(1):4-6. Epub 2019 Sep 5.
Department of Palliative and Supportive Care, Cabrini Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Palliative sedation is the intentional use of sedatives to manage refractory symptom(s), such as pain and/or terminal restlessness. This case report describes the successful use of propofol, an ultra-fast-acting anaesthetic agent commonly used for anaesthesia induction and maintenance to manage refractory agitated delirium in an acute inpatient palliative medicine setting.