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dc.contributor.authorSmall, Neil A.*
dc.contributor.authorGardiner, C.*
dc.contributor.authorBarnes, S.*
dc.contributor.authorGott, M.*
dc.contributor.authorPayne, S.*
dc.contributor.authorSeamark, D.*
dc.contributor.authorHalpin, D.*
dc.date.accessioned2017-11-03T10:36:05Z
dc.date.available2017-11-03T10:36:05Z
dc.identifier.citationSmall NA, Gardiner C, Barnes S, Gott M, Payne S, Seamark D and Halpin D (2010) Using a prediction of death in the next 12 months as a prompt for referral to palliative care acts to the detriment of patients with heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [Letter to the editor]. Palliative Medicine. 24(7): 740–741.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/13642
dc.descriptionnoen_US
dc.description.abstractDear Editor In undertaking studies of palliative care in heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the UK, we identified procedural, conceptual and ethical challenges that may arise from one feature of The End of Life Care Strategy for England.1 The strategy presents the question, ‘Would I be surprised if the person in front of me was to die in the next six months or one year?’ as a prompt to initiate discussion of endof-life care needs and preferences (paragraph 3.23). We believe this question is inappropriate in heart failure and COPD and its use will inhibit the initiation of a palliative care approach with these patients.en_US
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dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1177/0269216310375861en_US
dc.subjectPalliative care; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); Heart failure; Prognosticationen_US
dc.titleUsing a prediction of death in the next 12 months as a prompt for referral to palliative care acts to the detriment of patients with heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseaseen_US
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