2C: Terminal Agitation: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Promoting Patient Comfort at End-of-Life

Angela Salevouris, RN; Julia Lopez-Kaley, MA, MT-BC

Each patient's end-of-life process is complex and unique. Not only physical symptoms impact one's journey during their final days. A holistic, multidisciplinary approach to care and comfort is essential in discerning patient needs when signs of discomfort and agitation are present.

By the end of the session, learners will be able to:

  • Determine the signs and symptoms of terminal agitation
  • Integrate multidisciplinary care and collaboration to assess and provide emotional, spiritual, and psychosocial support
  • Utilize techniques to create an environment that is conducive to patient and family comfort