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Palliative care and end-of-life issues 

Palliative care and end-of-life issues
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Palliative care and end-of-life issues
Author(s):

David J. Jackson

and Sarah L. Elkin

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199549146.003.0011
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date: 25 September 2020

Palliative care needs of patients with advanced COPD remain unmet.

Despite difficulties predicting the precise prognosis in severe COPD—palliative care input should be considered at all stages.

Breathlessness can be treated with anxiolytics, opioids, and oxygen.

Palliative care involves the management of symptoms but also psychological, social, and spiritual problems.

Anxiety and depression are often overlooked and require treatment.

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