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qestout
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It IS SCARY for a brand new nurse to think of giving morphine. She should be made aware that in LTC, especially when to the hospice stage, the resident’s comfort and anxiety is ordered for comfort measures, not to hasten the dying process. The amounts ordered are safe, and should be given to an unresponsive person. It’s not something the patient should have to actively ask for at that point, even though it’s prn.

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