Management of nausea and vomiting in palliative care

Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2014 Jul;75(7):391-2, 394-6. doi: 10.12968/hmed.2014.75.7.391.


Nausea and vomiting are common symptoms in palliative care and can be highly distressing to patients. This review discusses the mechanisms by which nausea and vomiting are triggered, using case studies to highlight the most common scenarios and how to manage these.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Antiemetics / therapeutic use*
  • Humans
  • Nausea / drug therapy*
  • Nausea / etiology
  • Palliative Care*
  • Vomiting / drug therapy*
  • Vomiting / etiology


  • Antiemetics