End-of-life care

‘Tethered to the tubing’: Careful thought needed before prescribing oxygen

Frank discussions about the likely benefits and downsides of home oxygen are needed to manage expectations of 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 included those ...

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