Advanced Respiratory Disease: Managing symptoms in the last years of life

Advanced Respiratory Disease: Managing symptoms in the last years of life

Symptoms in advanced respiratory disease are varied and commonly include breathlessness, fatigue and cough. Symptom control can be complex and difficult to navigate, particularly in the last few years of life as the disease progresses and patients’ needs escalate. Management is best optimised through holistic approaches, with management of individual symptoms alongside treatment of the underlying disease process.

Modern Medicine – Issue 3 2022