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Palliative `care - Gp Surgery - Page 2 - Carers UK Forum

Palliative `care - Gp Surgery

Share your ideas about the practical side of caring.
The Royal College of General Practitioners wrote some excellent guidelines about how to manage all carers.

I would suggest starting by reading this, and checking that everything recommended happens at your surgery.
Whether or not someone is terminally ill, many of the issues for a carer remain the same.
Inform the family of what to expect e.g. changes in breathing patterns towards end of life.
I would also suggest giving everyone links to the Signs of Dying websites on the internet. I found these incredibly helpful, I learned that mum wasn't dying because she wasn't eating enough, but couldn't eat much because her body was so frail and couldn't digest the food properly.
This simple fact was so useful to know.