Palliative Sedation

Palliative sedation is the administration of medication to an end-of-life patient to relieve their suffering by rendering them unconscious, without interruption until death ensues.


Who are these services aimed at?

Palliative sedation is aimed at relieving suffering and pain in patients whose death is imminent and whose symptoms cannot be controlled by other means.


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How can I benefit from this service?

To receive palliative sedation, patients must meet certain eligibility requirements.

Please speak to your doctor or your specialized nurse practitioner (SNP).

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Where is this service offered?

Palliative sedation can be administered wherever you are, whether that is in your home, a hospital, a long-term care facility or a palliative care home.


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