Integrated Palliative Care of Respiratory Disease

  • Stephen J. Bourke
  • Tim Peel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Palliative Care Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stephen J. Bourke, Paul Paes
      Pages 3-18
  3. Respiratory Symptoms

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Tim Peel, Graham P. Burns
      Pages 21-35
    3. Bernard Higgins
      Pages 37-47
    4. Rachel Quibell, Stephen J. Bourke
      Pages 49-61
    5. Alice Melville, Eleanor Grogan
      Pages 63-73
  4. Respiratory Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 75-75
    2. Bernard Higgins, Tim Peel, Paula Mulvenna
      Pages 77-102
    3. David Cooper, Tim Peel
      Pages 103-119
    4. Graham P. Burns, Katherine E. Frew
      Pages 121-138
    5. Ian Forrest, Anne-Marie Bourke
      Pages 139-158
    6. Stephen J. Bourke, Rachel Quibell
      Pages 159-172
    7. Ben Messer, Alexa Clark
      Pages 173-197
    8. Katherine E. Frew, David Snell
      Pages 199-209
    9. Maria McKenna, Stephen C. Clark
      Pages 211-222
  5. End of Life Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Paul Paes
      Pages 225-251
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 253-264

About this book


The second edition of this book brings together the knowledge, skills and attitudes of specialists in both respiratory and palliative medicine to focus on the palliative care of patients with respiratory diseases. It deals not only with end of life care but also with symptom control and supportive care to improve the quality of life of those living their lives with advanced progressive lung disease.

Integrated Palliative Care of Respiratory Disease builds on the previous edition introducing new models of care for patients with advanced lung disease. These models emphasize the introduction of palliative and supportive care at an earlier stage in the disease, and running disease-modifying and palliative treatments in parallel. There is a new chapter on the role of palliative care in lung transplantation’. The book highlights significant new research into key respiratory diseases and some on-going controversies about issues such as best models of care for different diseases and advance care planning. 

This book is an invaluable reference for doctors, trainees and clinical nurse specialists in respiratory and palliative medicine, and is of interest to anyone who wishes to gain a better understanding of the complex nature of palliative care in respiratory disease.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Stephen J. Bourke
    • 1
  • Tim Peel
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Respiratory MedicineRoyal Victoria InfirmaryNewcastle Upon TyneUK
  2. 2.Policy, Ethics and Life SciencesNewcastle UniversityNewcastle Upon TyneUK

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