6.1.4 What is end-of-life care for people with TB?

End-of-life care is palliative care for patients whose curative treatment options have been completely exhausted. When failure of all curative options is suspected, it is imperative that careful plans be made both:

  • to suspend all non-beneficial anti-TB therapy, and
  • to commence end-of-life care combined with infection control.

These plans are crucial to maximize the patient’s comfort and quality of life, help prevent transmission, and protect public health.

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