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Barnett, Margaret

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Primary Care

Barnett, Margaret - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Primary Care, ebook

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Until recently COPD was largely neglected by health professionals and viewed as the Cinderella of respiratory conditions. Many patients were seen as heart-sink cases with a self-inflicted disease. But views are now changing and COPD, like other chronic conditions managed within primary care, has taken on a higher profile within the Government and NHS agenda. This book reflects that change. It looks at the treatment of COPD in primary care: in the GP surgery, in outpatient clinics, and through district and community nursing. COPD management does not depend on purely medical intervention; much can be done to help these patients from a psychological, social and holistic perspective to cope with their everyday activities. Patients lead a frightening existence, struggling to breathe and to cope with their symptoms. The book helps nurses and other healthcare professionals to support these patients.

Keywords: MEDICAL / Nursing / General MED058000

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2006
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
228 pages
Category
Medicine, Health Care, Mode
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9780470033906
Printed ISBN
9780470019849

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