6.1.3 Who should provide palliative care for people with TB?

Most palliative care can and should be provided by TB and lung disease specialists, primary care doctors and nurses with at least basic palliative care training (30–40 hours of training), TB treatment supporters and community health workers trained to recognize and report uncontrolled suffering, and by social workers and psychologists (91, 92, 94–96). Ideally, specialist palliative care doctors should be available to treat patients with refractory or complex suffering and also as supervisors, consultants and teachers.

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