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Guidelines for Providing Palliative Care to Patients With Tuberculosis

Source: Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa
Publication Date: May 1, 2011

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2011 guidance from the Hospice Palliative Care Association of South Africa on palliative care in the setting of tuberculosis (TB) infection. Topics covered include: challenges associated with TB in the palliative care context; implementing TB care in palliative care programmes, including intensified case finding, infection control, isoniazid preventive therapy, and integration of HIV and TB; criteria for admission of patients with a confirmed diagnosis of multidrug-resistant TB to a palliative programme; managing TB in children; ethical considerations; palliative care for patients with TB, including clinical guidelines for the palliative care of TB patients, nutritional support, and families’/caregivers’ health; end-of-life care; and bereavement care.

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Keywords: Tuberculosis - Resource-Limited Settings, Tuberculosis - Quality of Life, Tuberculosis - Biomedical Prevention, Tuberculosis - Drug Resistance, Tuberculosis - Paediatrics, HIV - Tuberculosis