Planning for the future with COPD

COPD

The booklet was crucially developed by people living with COPD, family carers, a respiratory healthcare professional, COPD Support Ireland and the IHF. It contains information on advance healthcare directives, planning legal affairs, talking to others about your wishes, palliative care needs and a list of other resources which people with COPD might find helpful. Full-Text AVAILABLE HERE

COPD is an umbrella term used to describe progressive lung diseases including chronic bronchitis or emphysema. It is a long-term illness that cannot be cured. Over 500,000 people in Ireland have COPD. Ireland also has the highest rate of COPD admissions to hospital in the EU.

 

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The provision of generalist and specialist palliative care for patients with non-malignant respiratory disease in the North and Republic of Ireland: a qualitative study

The aim of this research was to explore generalist and specialist palliative care service provision for people with non-malignant respiratory disease in the North and Republic of Ireland. It was published in BMC Palliative Care and full-text is available CLICK HERE

Authors:

  • Clare Mc Veigh
  • Joanne Reid
  • Philip Larkin
  • Sam Porter and
  • Peter Hudson