Desktop Helper No. 3 - Improving the life of people with COPD by integrating a supportive and palliative approach from diagnosis to end of life

This 4-page IPCRG Desktop Helper discusses improving the life of people with COPD by integrating a supportive and palliative approach from diagnosis to end of life.

The Desktop Helper includes sections titled:

  • Impact of COPD
  • Including the preferences of the person with COPD in their long-term care
  • Learning about community resources
  • Actively managing symptoms including breathlessness
  • Role of primary care team
  • Role of carers and family
  • Advance care planning and end of life care
  • Dying

Authors: Barbara Yawn, Matteo Mannucci, Seneth Samaranayake and Siân Williams; Contributor: Anna Spathis 

Reviewers: Nicholas Glasgow, Steve Holmes, Katherine Irene Pettus; Editor: Tracey Lonergan 

Funding: Funded by IPCRG