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How can palliative care for end-stage COPD help you?

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Palliative care is also called supportive care. It focuses on keeping you comfortable and assisting you and your family during your illness. It can help with such issues as:

  • Pain
  • Nausea
  • Tiredness
  • Weight loss
  • Shortness of breath (dyspnea)
  • Supplemental oxygen
  • Emergency planning
  • Depression and anxiety

SOURCES:

Hospice of the Red River Valley: “COPD & Other Lung Conditions.”

American Lung Association: “Palliative Care and COPD.”

Get Palliative Care: “Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Palliative Care.”

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice: “End-Stage COPD: COPD at the End of Life & What to Expect.”

MD Anderson: “Palliative Care in Non-Cancer Illnesses: COPD, CHF.”

National Institute on Aging: “What Are Palliative Care and Hospice Care?”

Arizona Center on Aging: “Hospice Eligibility for Patients with COPD.”

Oklahoma Department of Human Services: “Stages of COPD and Spirometric Classifications.”

Hospice of the Valley: “Understanding Hospice.”

Medicare.gov: “Hospice care.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on June 19, 2019

SOURCES:

Hospice of the Red River Valley: “COPD & Other Lung Conditions.”

American Lung Association: “Palliative Care and COPD.”

Get Palliative Care: “Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Palliative Care.”

Samaritan Healthcare & Hospice: “End-Stage COPD: COPD at the End of Life & What to Expect.”

MD Anderson: “Palliative Care in Non-Cancer Illnesses: COPD, CHF.”

National Institute on Aging: “What Are Palliative Care and Hospice Care?”

Arizona Center on Aging: “Hospice Eligibility for Patients with COPD.”

Oklahoma Department of Human Services: “Stages of COPD and Spirometric Classifications.”

Hospice of the Valley: “Understanding Hospice.”

Medicare.gov: “Hospice care.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on June 19, 2019

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