Affiliation: Dalhousie University
- Perspectives of patients, family caregivers and physicians about the use of opioids for refractory dyspnea in advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseGraeme Rocker
Division of Respirology, Queen Elizabeth II Health Science Centre and Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
CMAJ 184:E497-504. 2012..We conducted two qualitative studies to explore the experiences of patients and family caregivers with opioids for refractory COPD-related dyspnea and the perspectives and attitudes of physicians toward opioids in this context...
- Using opioids to treat dyspnea in advanced COPD: attitudes and experiences of family physicians and respiratory therapistsJoanne Young
Division of Respirology at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax, NS, Canada
Can Fam Physician 58:e401-7. 2012..To explore the experiences of family physicians and respiratory therapists in treating advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and their attitudes to the use of opioids for dyspnea in this context...
- A day at a time: caregiving on the edge in advanced COPDA Catherine Simpson
Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis 5:141-51. 2010..Improved understanding of the physical, emotional, spiritual, and relational factors contributing to their vulnerability can inform new chronic care models better able to support their efforts...
- Implementing a palliative care trial in advanced COPD: a feasibility assessment (the COPD IMPACT study)Robert Horton
Division of Palliative Medicine, QEII Health Science Centre and Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
J Palliat Med 16:67-73. 2013..Patients and caregivers living with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) have complex care needs and may benefit from palliative care intervention. Little is known about how best to implement and evaluate such initiatives...
- Contemporary issues in refractory dyspnoea in advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseRobert Horton
Division of Palliative Medicine, Canada bDivision of Respirology, QEII Health Science Centre and Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Curr Opin Support Palliat Care 4:56-62. 2010..This review highlights recent advances that further our understanding and management of refractory dyspnoea in COPD, focusing on interventions that are considered beyond the conventional treatment of airflow obstruction/hyperinflation...