Palliative care for patients with chronic respiratory disease
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Palliative care for patients with chronic respiratory disease

Carol Kelly Senior lecturer, Faculty of Health, Edge Hill University, Ormskirk

The article provides an overview of the key issues relating to palliative care for patients with chronic respiratory disease. The need for palliative care in this patient group is identified and the illness trajectory considered. Issues of communication, provision of palliative care services and symptom management are discussed and the need for improved services highlighted.

Nursing Standard. 26, 5,41-46. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.10.26.5.41.c8745

Correspondence

kellyc@edgehill.ac.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review