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A 74-year-old male asked:

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
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
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.

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Last updated Aug 21, 2014

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