Research Documents

Advanced Respiratory Disease and Palliative Care Summary Report

Since its establishment in 2002, the Respiratory Assessment Unit (RAU) in St. James’s Hospital, Dublin increasingly recognised the need for palliative care for their patients with advanced respiratory disease. With the timely publication of the Palliative Care for All Report (2008) came the recognition that the principles of palliative care need to be embedded within all disease frameworks and no longer confined to malignant disease. The aim of this project was to devise, implement and evaluate appropriate palliative care responses for people with advanced respiratory disease within an Irish health care context. The purpose of this summary report is to highlight the respiratory palliative care interventions from this project for their use by other respiratory and palliative care teams.

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