A 79-year-old male asked:
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If a pt is in a critical condition then would it be the standard practise to pre-arrange for possible palliative care if the pt is already in pain?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Pretty much: For safe and better symptom control. In critical conditions pain control becomes delicate since most pain meds will affect kidney and liver function or depress respiration.
Answered on Aug 21, 2014
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