Palliative care for respiratory disease: An education model of care

Brynn Bowman, Diane E. Meier

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Abstract

That palliative care improves quality of life for seriously ill patients and their families is well known – but how can healthcare providers ensure that the palliative needs of all patients are being assessed and addressed? A growing number of curricula in core palliative care practices have been developed to ensure that clinicians from all specialties and disciplines have the necessary training to manage pain and symptoms and discuss care goals with patients and families. Through broad-based training in core palliative care skills, combined with referral to specialty palliative care for high-need patients, providers can improve quality of life for their patients with respiratory disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-40
Number of pages5
JournalChronic Respiratory Disease
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Feb 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Palliative care
  • goals of care
  • pain management
  • palliative care training
  • primary palliative care
  • symptom management

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