Palliative care for patients with non-malignant respiratory disease
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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.e9846

Correspondence

clare.mcveigh@nihospice.org

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Received: 10 December 2014

Accepted: 19 January 2015