Oncology Essentials

Palliative Care and Dyspnea

Erica Corcoran

dyspnea, palliative care, lung cancer
CJON 2013, 17(4), 438-440. DOI: 10.1188/13.CJON.438-440

Dyspnea is a frequent focus of palliative care, which nurses can better address using the skills of comprehensive assessment and an updated knowledge base about appropriate medical, pharmaceutical, and nonpharmaceutical interventions. A solid clinical foundation about dyspnea allows clinicians to establish an effective plan of care. This column features two clinical case studies, which review clinical assessment in palliative care and appropriate targeted treatment strategies and interventions.

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