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[Pulmonologist perceptions and practices of palliative care for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease].
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Journalrevue des maladies respiratoires0.462Date
2020 Jun 03
4 months ago
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Journal Article
English Abstract
Volume
2020-Jun / 37 : 451-461
Author
David A 1, Gerardin P 2, Payet A 3
Affiliation
  • 2. Centre d'investigation clinique (Inserm CIC1410), épidémiologie clinique, groupe hospitalier Sud Réunion, CHU de Réunion, Saint-Pierre, Réunion.
  • 3. Service de pneumologie, groupe hospitalier Sud Réunion, CHU de Réunion, 410, 97, avenue du Président-Mitterand, Saint-Pierre, Réunion.
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Abstract
INTRODUCTION: Numerous studies about poor communication and altered quality of life of patients with chronic obstuctive pulmonary disease (COPD) lead to the conclusion that overall palliative management of COPD remains to be improved. The aim of this study was to describe pulmonologists' practice of palliative care for COPD patients in order to identify obstacles to it.
MATERIAL AND METHOD: A survey was sent to all pulmonologists whose email appeared in the 2017 French-language Respiratory Medicine Society's directory.
RESULTS: A total of 294 responses were obtained, among which 287 were analysed. Overall, 81.6% of the pulmonologists said that they identify a distinct palliative phase from "sometimes to often" in the care of COPD patients. When not identified, the most common reason given (68.8%) was the difficulty of defining when to start palliative care. Aspects of the palliative approach, which were considered the most problematic for pulmonologists, were the discussion of end of life care, and the impression that COPD patients have a low demand for information. 31% of pulmonologists reported that they gathered information about patients' wishes to undergo resuscitation and endotracheal intubation in 61 % to 100% of patients who they judged to have the most severe disease.
CONCLUSION: Uncertainty as to when to begin a palliative approach for COPD patients and perceptions around communication in chronic diseases appear to be the main obstacles to a palliative approach.
Keywords: Advance directive Bronchopneumopathie chronique obstructive Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Communication Directives anticipées Dyspnoea Dyspnée Palliative care Soins palliatifs
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