Oropharyngeal Secretions in End-of-life Care

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Lecture Overview

Terminal respiratory secretions (known as ‘death rattle’ or ‘noisy breathing’) are a common symptom at the end of life and can be distressing for families and carers. In this lecture, specialist clinical pharmacist Gauri Godbole discusses the pathophysiology of terminal respiratory secretions, along with 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 Published27 March 2024
Updated27 March 2024
27 March 2026
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