Constipation in End-of-Life Care

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Lecture Overview

People often experience alterations in bowel function towards the end of life. Constipation can be very distressing and cause considerable patient suffering. In this lecture, specialist clinical pharmacist Gauri Godbole provides an overview of constipation in palliative care settings, including both pharmacological and non-pharmacological management strategies.


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Gauri Godbole is a specialist clinical pharmacist in aged and palliative care at Gosford Hospital, NSW, leveraging her extensive experience in community pharmacy, hospital pharmacy, and academia to provide comprehensive care in her current role. She has achieved notable milestones, such as being a qualified dementia practitioner, conducting impactful research, publishing extensively, and presenting regularly at national and international forums. Gauri's remarkable contributions to pharmacy practice were acknowledged through her receipt of the prestigious Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia (SHPA), NSW State Achievement Award in 2022.
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First Published19 March 2024
Updated19 March 2024
19 March 2026
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