Propofol for palliative sedation

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Palliative sedation is the intentional use of sedatives to manage refractory symptom(s), such as pain and/or terminal restlessness. This case report describes the successful use of propofol, an ultra-fast-Acting anaesthetic agent commonly used for anaesthesia induction and maintenance to manage refractory agitated delirium in an acute inpatient palliative medicine setting.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-6
Number of pages3
JournalBMJ Supportive and Palliative Care
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2020


  • end of life care
  • palliative care
  • propofol
  • sedation
  • sedative

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