Frank discussions about the likely benefits and downsides of home oxygen are needed to manage expectations of palliative care patients with chronic breathlessness syndrome and their carers, Australian research suggests. Qualitative research from South Australia involving semi-structured interviews with 19 breathless patients revealed the reality of home oxygen may not match expectations in all users. Patients ...
Manage expectations before prescribing home oxygen for palliative care patients
By Mardi Chapman
17 Oct 2018