TAU Juho Lehto

Tutkimusryhmän johtaja Juho Lehto, Palliatiivisen lääketieteen professori, Tampereen Yliopisto, juho.lehto(at)tuni.fi


”The Palliative Care Research Group aims to relieve the suffering, improve the quality of life (QoL) and develop care pathways for the patients with advanced diseases and their families.

The research group has special interests on:

  • Management of breathlessness with non-pharmacological methods
  • Assessment of symptoms and QoL among patients with advanced pulmonary diseases
  • Decision making during palliative care and end-of-life care
  • Ethical aspects of end-of-life
  • Resource usage and organizing palliative care
  • Education in palliative care


  1. Lehto, JT, Leivo-Korpela, S, Korhonen, T, Rantala, HA, Raunio, H, Lyly-Yrjänäinen, T et al.. Mouthpiece ventilation in the management of dyspnea: A single-arm pilot study. Palliat Med. 2020;34 (9):1274-1278. doi: 10.1177/0269216320935003. PubMed PMID:32579086 PubMed Central PMC7495670.
  2. Melender, HL, Hökkä, M, Saarto, T, Lehto, JT. The required competencies of physicians within palliative care from the perspectives of multi-professional expert groups: a qualitative study. BMC Palliat Care. 2020;19 (1):65. doi: 10.1186/s12904-020-00566-5. PubMed PMID:32386513 PubMed Central PMC7211329.
  3. Piili RP, Lehto JT, Metsänoja R, Hinkka H, Kellokumpu-Lehtinen PI. Has there been a change in the end-of-life decision-making over the past 16 years? BMJ Support Palliat Care 2019. doi: 10.1136/bmjspcare-2019-001802.
  4. Rantala HA, Leivo-Korpela S, Lehtimäki L, Lehto JT. Predictors of impaired survival in patients with long-term oxygen therapy. Respir Care 2019; 64: 1401-1409.