Affiliation: Nova Scotia
- Canadian practice assessment in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: respiratory specialist physician perception versus patient realityPaul Hernandez
Department of Medicine, QEII Health Sciences Centre, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Can Respir J 20:97-105. 2013..Optimal COPD management requires patients to participate in their care and physician knowledge of patients' perceptions of their disease...
- Living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: a survey of patients' knowledge and attitudesPaul Hernandez
Department of Medicine, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Respir Med 103:1004-12. 2009..The purpose of this study was to determine whether Canadians with COPD are properly educated and supported, and to recommend solutions to any care gaps identified...
- 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...
- Canadian Thoracic Society recommendations for management of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease--2003Denis E O'Donnell
Division of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Medicine, Queen s University, 102 Stuart Street, Kingston, Ontario K7L 2V6, Canada
Can Respir J 10:11A-65A. 2003..Patients with advanced COPD and respiratory failure require a comprehensive management plan that incorporates structured end-of-life care...
- Advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: innovative approaches to palliationGraeme M Rocker
Division of Respirology, QEII Health Sciences Centre and Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
J Palliat Med 10:783-97. 2007..By combining the clinical and research skills of pulmonologists and palliative medicine specialists we can advance the care of patients with this progressive and incurable disease...
- Do we know the minimal clinically important difference (MCID) for COPD exacerbations?Kenneth R Chapman
Asthma and Airway Centre, University Health Network, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
COPD 10:243-9. 2013..We find no evidence of an established MCID but suggest that interventions reducing exacerbations by as little as 11% appear to be regarded widely as clinically important...
- Physician practices for prescribing supplemental oxygen in the palliative care settingElizabeth Stringer
Department of Medicine, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Capital District Health Authority, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
J Palliat Care 20:303-7. 2004..There was a wide range of perceived benefits to oxygen prescription. In conclusion, physician practices for prescribing supplemental oxygen in the palliative care setting are variable. Further research is needed...