Integrated Palliative Care of Respiratory Disease

  • Stephen J. Bourke
  • Edwin Timothy Peel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Palliative Care Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stephen J. Bourke, E. Timothy Peel
      Pages 3-15
  3. Respiratory Symptoms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. E. Timothy Peel, Graham P. Burns
      Pages 19-33
    3. Bernard Higgins
      Pages 35-45
    4. Stephen J. Bourke
      Pages 47-56
    5. Eleanor Grogan
      Pages 57-80
  4. Respiratory Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Bernard Higgins, E. Timothy Peel
      Pages 83-109
    3. Chris Stenton, E. Timothy Peel
      Pages 111-127
    4. Graham P. Burns, Rachel Quibell
      Pages 129-142
    5. Ian A. Forrest, E. Timothy Peel
      Pages 143-157
    6. Stephen J. Bourke, Rachel Quibell
      Pages 159-169
    7. Stephen C. Bourke, Catherine O’Neill
      Pages 171-193
    8. Alistair D. Gascoigne, Stephen J. Bourke
      Pages 195-205
  5. End-of-Life Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Paul Paes, Eleanor Grogan
      Pages 209-234
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 235-246

About this book


Palliative care of respiratory disease is often complex because of the high level of symptoms experienced by these patients and the variable and sometimes unpredictable trajectories of these diseases. It is often most appropriate to integrate palliative care into the multidisciplinary team with specialist palliative care clinicians working alongside the respiratory team. This encourages a focus on symptom management, supportive care and quality of life at an earlier stage in the disease process, and can facilitate discussions about advanced care planning and end of life issues.

Integrated Palliative Care of Respiratory Disease brings together the knowledge, skills and attitudes of specialists in both respiratory and palliative medicine to focus on the palliative care of patients with respiratory diseases. The book begins with an overview of palliative care principles in relation to the palliation of chronic progressive lung disease, then delves into the causation and management of specific respiratory symptoms, and concludes with an overview of the management of the major lung diseases. This comprehensive text deals not only with end of life care but also with symptom control and supportive care to improve the quality of life of those living with advanced progressive lung disease.  

This book is an invaluable reference for doctors, trainees and clinical nurse specialists in respiratory and palliative medicine, and would be of interest to anyone who wishes to gain a better understanding of the complex nature of palliative care in respiratory disease.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen J. Bourke
    • 1
  • Edwin Timothy Peel
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of Respiratory MedicineRoyal Victoria InfirmaryNewcastle upon TyneUnited Kingdom
  2. 2., Palliative Care UnitNorth Tyneside General HospitalNorth ShieldsUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-2229-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-2230-2
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