The updated Current Care Guideline focuses on medical symptom treatment when curative treatment is no longer possible. Palliative care should be available to all dying patients at all health care levels. The end-of-life treatment, with emphasis on adults and the elderly, but including some principles of children`s end-of-life care are described. More treatment options than before are available for psychosocial symptoms. Treatment options for e.g. pain, dyspnoea, delirium, gastro-intestinal and dermatological symptoms, ascites, dehydration and psychiatric symptoms are evaluated.
Tiina Saarto (Chair)