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time course, signs and symptoms of the dying process and their potential management. Help families to understand .... They frequently worry that the patient will “starve to death.” Physicians can help ...
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starvation or illness may be a cause, especially if food is easily ... TABLE 1. Some causes of constipation in the elderly.
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elderly, dialysis treatment may be exceptionally burdensome with little benefit to either survival or quality of life. People ...