Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Use of palliative care, oxygen therapy increasing for COPD

(HealthDay)—For patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the use of formal palliative care services and long-term oxygen therapy has increased but remains low, according to a study published ...

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How to look after someone with a terminal illness

Dying is changing. It used to be quick and unexpected for most, due to infection or trauma. Now it comes to us, in general, when we are older – caused by chronic medical conditions such as heart, kidney or lung disease, ...

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When life is coming to a close: three common myths about dying

On average 435 Australians die each day. Most will know they are at the end of their lives. Hopefully they had time to contemplate and achieve the "good death" we all seek. It's possible to get a good death in Australia thanks ...

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