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Table 1 Categorizing symptoms and decisive indications into Physical and Psychological

From: Pressure during decision making of continuous sedation in end-of-life situations in Dutch general practice

Symptoms present during decision making
physical pain, fatigue, dyspnoe, motoric discomfort, delirium, nausea/vomiting
psychological longing for death, loss of dignity, hopelessness, loss of control, loss of interest, burden to environment and depression
Decisive indication to start continous sedation
physical dyspnoe, pain, physical exhaustion, delirium, nausea/vomiting, motoric discomfort, bleeding, cachexia
psychological existential suffering, anxiety, psychological exhaustion, depression