respiratory
COPD

Is the palliative care tide turning for COPD patients?


Patients with COPD are still missing out on specialist palliative care services in Australia, prompting calls for national guidelines to help improve access and public awareness. Senior respiratory physician, Dr Natasha Smallwood, of the Royal Melbourne Hospital’s Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine, said there needed to be a major shift in community understanding of palliative care, ...

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