Chapter 11. End-of-Life Care

  1. Laura Blackler RN, BSc, MSc3,
  2. Christine Jones RN, Clinical Nurse Specialist — Respiratory4 and
  3. Caroline Mooney RN, Community Nurse Specialist — Respiratory5
  1. Fliss Murtagh1,
  2. Mary Preston1 and
  3. Claudia Bausewein2

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470697603.ch11

Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

How to Cite

Murtagh, F., Preston, M. and Bausewein, C. (2007) End-of-Life Care, in Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (eds L. Blackler, C. Jones and C. Mooney), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, West Sussex, England. doi: 10.1002/9780470697603.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London

  2. 4

    King's College Hospital, London

  3. 5

    Luton Treatment Centre, Luton

Author Information

  1. 1

    King's College Hospital, London

  2. 2

    King's College Hospital, London, University Hospital, Munich

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470027189

Online ISBN: 9780470697603



  • world health organization;
  • life-threatening illness;
  • renal disease;
  • heart disease;
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease


This chapter contains section titled:

  • What is Palliative Care?

  • The Extension of Palliative Care to Non-Malignant Disease

  • The Needs of COPD Patients Approaching the End of Life

  • Communication with Patient and Family

  • Symptom Prevalence

  • Symptom Assessment and Management

  • Specific Symptoms

  • Terminal Symptoms (Death Rattle, Delirium)

  • Psychosocial and Spiritual Care

  • Advance Planning

  • References