In this far-ranging textbook on palliative and end of life care, John Costello and a team of palliative care specialists take a patient-centred approach. Discussing palliative and end of life care across a range of diseases and illnesses, each chapter includes real-life case studies that focus on both the patient experience and the experiences of the family members of service users. Original in its approach to palliative and end of life care, Adult Palliative Care focuses on a range of non-cancer conditions. Thoughtfully balancing theory with practice, and interprofessional in its scope, Adult Palliative Care would benefit any health professional dealing with or working in the field of palliative and end of life care.

Palliative Care for People With End Stage Pulmonary Disease

Palliative Care for People With End Stage Pulmonary Disease
Josephine Pople

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain a clearer understanding of how to recognise the stages of ESPD
  • Develop an awareness of how healthcare professionals can use supportive management to ease the physical, psychological and social aspects of the disease
  • Outline the nursing challenges associated with providing palliative and end of life care specific to end stage pulmonary disease (ESPD)

Introduction

End stage pulmonary disease (ESPD) is a complex and variable illness characterised by long-term deterioration of the respiratory system, leading to a diminished ability to breathe. This chapter extends the commonly used term chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to the more contemporary term ‘end stage pulmonary disease’ (ESPD). An overview ...

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