Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

Lung Transplantation

Although the majority of lung recipients experience significant health improvement, they also frequently face serious symptom distress, impaired physical functioning and poor quality of life due to post-transplant morbidity, such as chronic rejection, infection and multiple side-effects of immunosuppression.

 

a) Conduct clinical trials of interventions designed to maximize clinicians' support of patients' self-management behaviors.

 

b) Evaluate the impact of integrating palliative care and transplant care for symptom management, goal setting and advanced care planning along the entire lung transplant illness trajectory.

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