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dc.contributor.authorCollis, Steven P
dc.date.accessioned2019-01-04T13:03:55Z
dc.date.available2019-01-04T13:03:55Z
dc.date.issued2018-11-20
dc.identifier.citationCollis, S.P. (2018) ‘Literature review of clinical benefits and reasons to prescribe palliative oxygen therapy in non-hypoxaemic patients’, British Journal of Nursing, 27(21). doi: 10.12968/bjon.2018.27.21.1255en
dc.identifier.issn0966-0461
dc.identifier.issn2052-2819
dc.identifier.doi10.12968/bjon.2018.27.21.1255
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/623255
dc.description.abstractAims: to review current guidelines and studies available to health professionals in the UK and explore the literature to identify reasons for the prescription of palliative oxygen therapy in non-hypoxaemic patients. Background: oxygen therapy is often associated with the palliative treatment for breathlessness. Although prescription guidelines are available and the risks of oxygen therapy are known, the therapy is still prescribed for non-hypoxaemic patients. Design: a literature search was conducted using relevant databases. Cited evidence from published guidelines was also consulted. Results: the findings suggest that oxygen is no more effective than room air for treating dyspnoea for non-hypoxaemic patients, although two small studies of self-reported benefits from patients and carers indicate different perceptions of need. Conclusion: the findings suggest that there is a knowledge gap with regards understanding the reasons for the prescription of oxygen therapy for non-hypoxaemic patients.
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMark Allen Healthcareen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/10.12968/bjon.2018.27.21.1255en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to British Journal of Nursingen
dc.subjectOxygenen
dc.subjectPalliative careen
dc.subjectInappropriate prescribingen
dc.subjectPrimary health careen
dc.subjectSecondary careen
dc.titleLiterature review of clinical benefits and reasons to prescribe palliative oxygen therapy in non-hypoxaemic patientsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalBritish Journal of Nursingen
dc.contributor.institutionSenior Lecturer, College of Health and Social Care, University of Derby, UK
html.description.abstractAims: to review current guidelines and studies available to health professionals in the UK and explore the literature to identify reasons for the prescription of palliative oxygen therapy in non-hypoxaemic patients. Background: oxygen therapy is often associated with the palliative treatment for breathlessness. Although prescription guidelines are available and the risks of oxygen therapy are known, the therapy is still prescribed for non-hypoxaemic patients. Design: a literature search was conducted using relevant databases. Cited evidence from published guidelines was also consulted. Results: the findings suggest that oxygen is no more effective than room air for treating dyspnoea for non-hypoxaemic patients, although two small studies of self-reported benefits from patients and carers indicate different perceptions of need. Conclusion: the findings suggest that there is a knowledge gap with regards understanding the reasons for the prescription of oxygen therapy for non-hypoxaemic patients.


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