Palliative care in non-malignant respiratory disease

Max Watson, Caroline Lucas, Andrew Hoy and Jo Wells

in Oxford Handbook of Palliative Care

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780199234356
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199598847 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

Palliative care in 						non-malignant respiratory disease

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This chapter covers the potential requirement for palliative care in end-stage pulmonary disease, terminal symptoms, quality of life, and survival of patients with end-stage pulmonary disease, chronic bronchitis and emphysema, and pneumothorax and pleural disease.

Chapter.  2484 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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