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2020 Jun

J Pain Symptom Manage



Advance care planning for individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a scoping review of the literature.


Meehan E, Foley T, Kelly M C, Burgess Kelleher A, Sweeney C, Hally RM, Detering K, Cornally N
J Pain Symptom Manage. 2020 Jun; 59(6):1344-1361.
PMID: 31837455.


Individuals with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) typically experience a gradual worsening of the illness in the years prior to death. Due to difficulties in predicting the disease trajectory or the timing of acute exacerbations, advance care planning (ACP) may be of particular importance for individuals with COPD.