A palliative care order is written by the physician for a patient with pancreatic cancer. Which of the following physician orders can the nurse anticipate?

Administer benzodiazepines PRN.
Continue oxygen administration.
Increase the administration of pain medications.


• Palliative care is the approach of providing interventions that promote quality of life for the patient while keeping the patient as comfortable as possible.

• Pain medications, anti-anxiety medication (such as benzodiazepines), albuterol, and oxygen all help promote patient comfort.

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