Differing Approaches to Managing the Chronic Breathlessness Syndrome in Advanced COPD: A Multi-National Survey of Specialists
Natasha Smallwood, David Currow, Sara Booth, Anna Spathis, Louis Irving, Jennifer Philip
COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease | TAYLOR & FRANCIS INC | Published : 2018
The authors would like to thank: Prof. Danny Liew for initial suggestions regarding the questionnaire design; A/Prof. Brian Le, A/Prof. Lutz Beckert and Dr. Amanda Landers for providing local workforce data. We gratefully acknowledge all the doctors who completed the survey pilot and their recommendations for the final questionnaire. We also thank the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, the Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine and the Association for Palliative Medicine of Great Britain and Ireland for supporting and distributing the survey to their members. We gratefully acknowledge the organisers of the following meetings who allowed us to distribute paper copies of the survey to attendees: the 13th Australian Palliative Care Conference (2015), the 3rd Australian Palliative Care Research Colloquium (2015) and the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand Victorian Branch Annual Scientific Meeting (2015). In addition, we thank Palliative Care Research Network for providing research funding as a PhD scholarship for Dr. Natasha Smallwood and the Australian Commonwealth Government for support through the Australian Government Research Training Program.