Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Primary Care (Heftet)

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2006
Antall sider: 228
Forlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780470019849
Omtale Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Primary Care
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.

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