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Palliative Care for Non-cancer Patients$
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Julia Addington-Hall and Irene Higginson

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780192629609

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192629609.001.0001

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Respiratory disease

Respiratory disease

(p.20) Chapter 2 Respiratory disease
Palliative Care for Non-cancer Patients

Charles Shee

Oxford University Press

This chapter is concerned predominantly with the respiratory and non-respiratory complications of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It reviews the effectiveness of interventions such as oxygen therapy, drug treatment of breathlessness, and ‘pulmonary rehabilitation’. It suggests that the un-met needs of people with COPD are becoming more apparent and that emphasis needs to shift from management of acute exacerbations towards a more palliative approach to care, focusing on the health and social care interface.

Keywords:   chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, patient care, oxygen therapy, drug treatment, pulmonary rehabilitation

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