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Anticipatory prescribing in end-of-life care

Wilson, Eleanor; Seymour, Jane E.; Morbey, Hazel; Payne, Sheila; Brown, Jayne; Seale, Clive


Jane E. Seymour

Hazel Morbey

Sheila Payne

Jayne Brown

Clive Seale


Anticipatory prescriptions are often issued by GPs for patients nearing the end of life, ahead of symptoms they may experience. These prescriptions are often activated by nurses. This article summarises a study investigating nurses’ experiences of using anticipatory prescriptions.


Wilson, E., Seymour, J. E., Morbey, H., Payne, S., Brown, J., & Seale, C. (2014). Anticipatory prescribing in end-of-life care. Nursing Times, 110(44),

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 20, 2014
Publication Date Oct 29, 2014
Deposit Date Jul 27, 2016
Journal Nursing Times
Print ISSN 0954-7762
Electronic ISSN 0954-7762
Publisher EMAP
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 110
Issue 44
Keywords Anticipatory prescribing, nurse roles, end of life care
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