Chapter 9. Palliative Care in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

  1. Elaine Stevens programme leader Chair3,
  2. Susan Jackson lecturer programme leader Chair Nurse Specialist4 and
  3. Stuart Milligan PhD nurse Lecturer5
  1. Sarah Russell Director doctoral research leads1 and
  2. Vikki Knowles Nurse member Committee Member2

Published Online: 14 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444322705.ch9

Palliative Nursing: Across the Spectrum of Care

Palliative Nursing: Across the Spectrum of Care

How to Cite

Russell, S. and Knowles, V. (2009) Palliative Care in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, in Palliative Nursing: Across the Spectrum of Care (eds E. Stevens, S. Jackson and S. Milligan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444322705.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 3

    The Ayrshire Hospice and The University of The West of Scotland, UK

  2. 4

    School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery of the University of West of Scotland, UK

  3. 5

    University of the West of Scotland, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Hospice of St Francis, Berkhamsted, UK

  2. 2

    Surrey PCT and Asthma, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 APR 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169974

Online ISBN: 9781444322705

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Keywords:

  • Burden of disease;
  • Ethical considerations;
  • Breathlessness, pain and cough;
  • Non-invasive ventilation (NIV);
  • Infective exacerbations;
  • Sputum and Secretions;
  • Anxiety, fear and depression;
  • The last days or hours of life;
  • End of life tools

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Learning outcomes

  • Burden of disease

  • Communication

  • Ethical considerations

  • Symptom control

  • The last days or hours of life

  • Summary

  • References