This course aims to give healthcare professionals the basic non-pharmacological knowledge and skills to actively empower patients to self-manage their own breathlessness.

This Study Day is aimed at:

This Study Day is suitable for healthcare professionals who are caring for palliative patients in any setting.

In this session learners will:

  • An overview of the anatomy and physiology of the lungs
  • How chronic illness affects the normal breathing process
  • How to assess breathlessness
  • The impact of breathlessness on the patient and family
  • How to manage the acutely breathless patient using non-pharmacological interventions
  • An opportunity to discuss how to use the new techniques
  • An awareness of associated fatigue and anxiety