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Integrated Palliative Care of Respiratory Disease

  • Stephen J. Bourke
  • Tim Peel

Table of contents

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stephen J. Bourke, Paul Paes
      Pages 3-18
  3. Respiratory Symptoms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Tim Peel, Graham P. Burns
      Pages 21-35
    3. Bernard Higgins
      Pages 37-47
    4. Rachel Quibell, Stephen J. Bourke
      Pages 49-61
    5. Alice Melville, Eleanor Grogan
      Pages 63-73
  4. Respiratory Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Bernard Higgins, Tim Peel, Paula Mulvenna
      Pages 77-102
    3. David Cooper, Tim Peel
      Pages 103-119
    4. Graham P. Burns, Katherine E. Frew
      Pages 121-138
    5. Ian Forrest, Anne-Marie Bourke
      Pages 139-158
    6. Stephen J. Bourke, Rachel Quibell
      Pages 159-172
    7. Ben Messer, Alexa Clark
      Pages 173-197
    8. Katherine E. Frew, David Snell
      Pages 199-209
    9. Maria McKenna, Stephen C. Clark
      Pages 211-222
  5. End of Life Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Paul Paes
      Pages 225-251
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 253-264

About this book


The second edition of this book 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. It 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 their lives with advanced progressive lung disease.

Integrated Palliative Care of Respiratory Disease builds on the previous edition introducing new models of care for patients with advanced lung disease. These models emphasize the introduction of palliative and supportive care at an earlier stage in the disease, and running disease-modifying and palliative treatments in parallel. There is a new chapter on the role of palliative care in lung transplantation’. The book highlights significant new research into key respiratory diseases and some on-going controversies about issues such as best models of care for different diseases and advance care planning. 

This book is an invaluable reference for doctors, trainees and clinical nurse specialists in respiratory and palliative medicine, and is 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
  • Tim Peel
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Respiratory MedicineRoyal Victoria InfirmaryNewcastle Upon TyneUK
  2. 2.Policy, Ethics and Life SciencesNewcastle UniversityNewcastle Upon TyneUK

About the editors

Dr Stephen J. Bourke MD FRCP FRCPI DCH is a Consultant Physician in Respiratory Medicine at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne. He has undertaken research and publications on several aspects of respiratory medicine, including the development and evaluation of an integrated model of palliative care for patients with cystic fibrosis

Dr E Timothy Peel MB BS BSc FRCP is a retired Consultant Physician, who has trained in both Palliative Medicine and Respiratory Medicine. He is currently undertaking PhD research at Newcastle University on physicians’ ethical values and attitudes at the end of patients’ lives. He has undertaken research and publications on a number of aspects of respiratory and palliative medicine including recently, the British Thoracic Society guidelines on mesothelioma.


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Integrated Palliative Care of Respiratory Disease
  • Editors Stephen J. Bourke
    Tim Peel
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-030-18943-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-18946-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-030-18944-0
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages X, 264
  • Number of Illustrations 8 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published by Springer
  • Topics Pain Medicine
    Pneumology/Respiratory System
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