There are several common causes of dehydration. It is important to understand how hydration and dehydration impact end-of-life care.
Common Causes Of Dehydration
Complications Of Dehydration
Dehydration can lead to serious complications, including:
When Is It Not Safe To Administer Fluids
There are times when it is unsafe to administer fluids, especially in end-of-life care.
Hydration & The Hospice Patient
Education about hydration, dehydration and the patient nearing end of life is important.
When someone is at the end of their life, NOT drinking may help the body feel less pain
With less fluid, there is
References & Resources
• https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseasesconditions/dehydration/symptoms causes/syc 20354086
• https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy lifestyle/nutrition andhealthy eating/in depth/water/art 20044256
• https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC 2908954