Support Care Cancer 2022 May 17;30(5):3849-3855. Epub 2022 Jan 17.
Oncological Medicine Unit and Medical Oncology Unit, Department of Oncology and Haematology, University Hospital of Modena, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via del Pozzo 71, 41122, Modena, Italy.
Purpose: Palliative sedation (PS) plays a critical role to give suffering relief from refractory symptoms at the end of life. Our audit aimed to assess and improve quality of PS at the Department of Oncology and Hematology of University Hospital of Modena, to verify the adherence to international guidelines, the cooperation among members of care team, focusing with attention on family's perception of this delicate situation.
Methods: From December 2016 to June 2019, data of patients undergoing PS in the Department were collected by an electronic folder tool, "Sedation Tool" (ST), that recorded clinical and PS informations, D-PaP, Rudkin score, and family's perception. Read More