Palliative care for patients with non-malignant respiratory disease
Clare McVeigh Lecturer in palliative care, Northern Ireland Hospice, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Non-malignant respiratory disease is a chronic life-limiting condition that requires holistic palliative care. Patients with non-malignant respiratory disease have a range of biopsychosocial and spiritual needs, which healthcare professionals should recognise and manage effectively. Healthcare professionals have an important role in enabling the delivery of effective palliative care to this group of patients and their carers, and in recognising the many factors that may impede delivery of palliative care.
Nursing Standard. 29, 36, 44-51. doi: 10.7748/ns.29.36.44.e9846Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review
Received: 10 December 2014
Accepted: 19 January 2015