Palliative care or end-of-life care in advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a prospective community survey

White, Patrick; White, Suzanne; Edmonds, Polly; Gysels, Marjolein; Moxham, John; Seed, Paul; Shipman, Cathy
June 2011
British Journal of General Practice;Jun2011, Vol. 61 Issue 587, p399
Academic Journal
The article discusses a cross-sectional interview study which determined the palliative care or end-of-life care needs of people with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The 2007 study revealed that end-of-life care needs are rare among patients with advanced COPD. The results also contested expectations that most people with advanced COPD in primary care settings wish to discuss care needs in terms of end-of-life care.


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