Respiratory Disease: From advanced disease to bereavement

Paperback | March 17, 2011

byAnna Spathis, Sara Booth, Helen E. Davies

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Respiratory disease is the second most common cause of death worldwide. Patients with advanced non-malignant disease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, have similar or even greater health care needs than those with advanced lung cancer. Uncontrolled symptoms, distress, and socialisolation contribute to the poor quality of life experienced by such patients. This book provides practical guidance to professionals who care for patients with advanced respiratory disease. It gives evidence-based advice on a wide range of topics, including management of respiratory and non-respiratory symptoms, chronic respiratory failure, and respiratory emergencies.Recognition of when a patient may be approaching the end of life can be particularly challenging in patients with advanced respiratory disease. Ways to facilitate prognostication are covered, along with the significant communication and ethical challenges that this phase of life can present.Written by a respiratory specialist and two palliative medicine physicians, this book will be of great value to doctors, nurses, and allied healthcare professionals working in respiratory medicine and in palliative care, both in relation to everyday clinical practice as well as meeting therequirements for postgraduate exams.

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Respiratory disease is the second most common cause of death worldwide. Patients with advanced non-malignant disease, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, have similar or even greater health care needs than those with advanced lung cancer. Uncontrolled symptoms, distress, and socialisolation contribute to the poor quality of ...

Anna Spathis qualified from Cambridge in 1992 and is currently a Consultant in Palliative Medicine, at Helen and Douglas House in Oxford. Dr Sara Booth has developed an innovative multiprofessional Breathlessness Intervention Service (BIS) from her research work in this area. It is based at Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 7.09 × 3.94 × 0.01 inPublished:March 17, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199564035

ISBN - 13:9780199564033

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Table of Contents

1. End-stage respiratory disease2. Chronic respiratory failure from end-stage disease3. Health-related quality of life in end-stage respiratory disease4. Recognizing the end of life phase5. Respiratory symptoms6. Non-respiratory symptoms7. Emergencies in advanced respiratory disease8. Communication with patients and families9. Ethical and legal considerations10. Multidisciplinary working11. Practical management at the end of life12. Care in the terminal phase13. Spiritual and cultural needs14. Caring for the carers