Letters End stage chronic lung disease

What is the best way to manage the last stages of COPD?

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b44 (Published 09 January 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b44
  1. Andrew Thorns, consultant and honorary lecturer in palliative medicine1
  1. 1Pilgrims Hospice, Margate, Kent CT9 4AD
  1. andrew_thorns{at}pilgrimshospice.org

    Janssen and colleagues write powerfully about the decision to perform euthanasia in a patient with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).1

    The needs of such patients are not well met when they reach …

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