Advance care planning and syringe drivers in palliative and end-of-life care

Mitchell, Aby and Elbourne, Scott (2020) Advance care planning and syringe drivers in palliative and end-of-life care. British Journal of Nursing, 29 (17). pp. 1010-1015. ISSN 0966-0461

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This article discusses the practicalities of syringe drivers (subcutaneous continuous infusion pumps) for symptom control in patients requiring palliative or end-of-life care, which may form part of an advance care plan. It includes a discussion of palliative and end-of-life care, advance care planning, and when a syringe driver might be beneficial for the patient. It also provides step-by-step clinical guidance on setting up a syringe driver.

Item Type: Article
Identifier: 10.12968/bjon.2020.29.17.1010
Additional Information: This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in British Journal of Nursing, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see
Keywords: Symptom control, Subcutaneous infusion, Medication management, Patient-centred care
Subjects: Medicine and health
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Depositing User: Aby Mitchell
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2021 17:26
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2024 16:05


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