Chapter 63. End-Of-Life and Palliative Care for Patients with COPD

  1. Robert A. Stockley Professor1,
  2. Stephen I. Rennard Professor2,
  3. Klaus Rabe Professor3 and
  4. Bartolome Celli Professor4
  1. John E. Heffner and
  2. Ann L. Heffner

Published Online: 11 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470755976.ch63

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

How to Cite

Stockley, R. A., Rennard, S. I., Rabe, K. and Celli, B. (2007) End-Of-Life and Palliative Care for Patients with COPD, in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470755976.ch63

Author Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham, B15 2TH, UK

  2. 2

    Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine Section, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 985125 Nebraska Medical Center, 800 South 42nd Street, Omaha, NE 68198-5300

  3. 3

    Dept of Pulmonology, Leiden Universtiy Medical Centre, Albinusdreef 2, C3-P, Postbox 9600, 2300 RC, Leiden, Netherlands

  4. 4

    Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, St Elizabeth's Medical Centre, 736 Cambridge Street, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02135-2907

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122894

Online ISBN: 9780470755976



  • life-supportive care;
  • planning;
  • palliative care;
  • ventilatory support;
  • physicians


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Outcome predictions and advance care planning

  • Timing and setting for advance care planning

  • Nature of advance care planning

  • Withdrawal of life-supportive care

  • Palliative care

  • Conclusions

  • References