Decision making at the end of life

Discontinuing treatment

See Amery pg 331

Prescribed medication at end of life

This will depend on the individual child:

  • Aim to minimise the burden of treatment. Only give treatment when needed.
  • Stop supplements or any medications which will not affect the child’s outcome.
  • Rationalise and continue analgesia and symptom control drugs.
  • Review the use of medications that address the underlying condition, such as diuretics for heart failure, as they may still be useful at the end-of-life.