There is no such thing as an “end-of-life injection” that is commonly used in hospice or palliative care settings. Hospice and palliative care are focused on providing comfort care and managing symptoms for patients with a life-limiting illness. Medications often alleviate pain, manage symptoms, and improve quality of life.
Sometimes, patients may choose to receive medications that can help them manage their symptoms or alleviate their pain during the end-of-life process. These medications may be administered in various ways, such as orally, through an IV or subcutaneous injection, or other routes.
The specific medications used and how they are administered will depend on the patient’s individual needs and preferences, as well as their medical condition and overall health. It is important to discuss any questions or concerns about end-of-life care and medication use with the hospice or palliative care team, who can provide guidance and support based on the patient’s individual needs and preferences.