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Advance care planning

Presented By
Prof. Mette Asbjørn Neergaard, Aarhus University, Denmark & Dr Reeta Piili, Tampere University, Finland
NLC 2022
The topical symposium ‘Palliative care in respiratory diseases’ addressed advance care planning, lessons to be learned by specialists, and integration of palliative care in clinical practice in non-malignant respiratory diseases: challenges and opportunities. Instead of more studies on barriers and views on advance care planning, better evidence is needed to decrease barriers in advance care planning, with a clear need for randomised controlled trials addressing advance care planning in patients with respiratory diseases. “These randomised controlled trials should deliver realistic and clinically relevant outcomes, containing simple advance care planning-conservations. Relevant specialists should be involved,” Prof. Mette Asbjørn Neergaard (Aarhus University, Denmark) pointed out. “Furthermore, an international consensus guideline is needed [1].” Pulmonologists can learn valuable lessons from palliative care specialists, said Dr Reeta Piili (Tampere Univer...

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