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Relieving chronic breathlessness is a human right

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Chronic breathlessness, defined as breathlessness that persists despite optimising the treatment of underlying causes, is recognised by recent international consensus as a distinct clinical syndrome. Across our communities, population-based studies of chronic breathlessness expose an enormous burden from this. Among the palliative care population, one in four people die with severe breathlessness despite treatment from a palliative care service. Recently, the relief of breathlessness was claimed to be a human right, particularly when there are treatments available to alleviate the unnecessary suffering caused by chronic breathlessness. The timely recognition of, and response to chronic breathlessness is a crucial clinical skill.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Currow, D. C., & Krajnik, M. (2018). Relieving chronic breathlessness is a human right. Palliative Medicine in Practice, 12(1), 8-10.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85052531965

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 8

End Page


  • 10

Volume


  • 12

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • Chronic breathlessness, defined as breathlessness that persists despite optimising the treatment of underlying causes, is recognised by recent international consensus as a distinct clinical syndrome. Across our communities, population-based studies of chronic breathlessness expose an enormous burden from this. Among the palliative care population, one in four people die with severe breathlessness despite treatment from a palliative care service. Recently, the relief of breathlessness was claimed to be a human right, particularly when there are treatments available to alleviate the unnecessary suffering caused by chronic breathlessness. The timely recognition of, and response to chronic breathlessness is a crucial clinical skill.

Publication Date


  • 2018

Citation


  • Currow, D. C., & Krajnik, M. (2018). Relieving chronic breathlessness is a human right. Palliative Medicine in Practice, 12(1), 8-10.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85052531965

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 8

End Page


  • 10

Volume


  • 12

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication