IPCRG Desktop Helper - Palliative care for people with COPD

This 2-page IPCRG Desktop Helper discusses palliative care for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

The Desktop Helper includes sections titled:

  • End-stage COPD
  • Ethical issues and palliative care
  • Exacerbations
  • Disease outcome
  • Identifying people who would benefit from a palliative care approach
  • Alleviating distressing symptoms
  • Ensuring physical, social and spiritual support for patients and their carers
  • Social needs

Authors: Dr Hilary Pinnock, Assoc. Prof. Jim Reid with contributions from Dr Antonio Infantino and Dr Miguel Roman Rodriguez, Adjunct. Prof. Barbara Yawn and Dr Seneth Samaranayake

Editor: Dr Hilary Pinnock

Funding: Funded by IPCRG

This IPCRG Desktop Helper is based on GPIAG 2001; Opinion no 7. Pinnock H, Murray S, Sheikh A. Palliative care for people with COPD. The content has been updated with permission and adapted for an international audience