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Dying at Home From COPD: Feasible or Fantasy?

Rachelle Blackman; Jillian Demmons; Darcy Gilllis; Graeme Rocker, DM
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Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):951A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.1053
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SESSION TITLE: Palliative Care and End of Life

SESSION TYPE: Original Investigation Slide

PRESENTED ON: Monday, October 24, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

PURPOSE: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is increasing in prevalence locally and worldwide, imposing significant burdens on patients, families and on the healthcare system. While a home death from respiratory disease is traditionally difficult to facilitate, The INSPIRED COPD Outreach ProgramTM implemented in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2010 strives to alleviate burdens on patients and families by reducing facility reliance and providing supported home deaths where possible in accordance with patient preference.

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