Journal article

Mapping non-malignant respiratory palliative care services in Australia and New Zealand

Jennifer Philip, Rachel Wiseman, Peter Eastman, Chi Li, Natasha Smallwood

AUSTRALIAN HEALTH REVIEW | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2020

Abstract

Objective Despite needs, people with advanced non-malignant respiratory disease are infrequently referred to palliative care services. Integrated models of palliative care and respiratory service delivery have been advocated to address this inequity of access. This study mapped current ambulatory palliative care service provision for patients with advanced non-malignant respiratory disease in Australia and New Zealand. Methods An online survey was distributed to the palliative care physician membership of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine. Information was sought regarding access to specific breathlessness and integrated respiratory and palliative care services, an..

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