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, ...
Is the palliative care tide turning for COPD patients?
By Amanda Sheppeard
15 Jul 2016