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Category Archives: Breathlessness
BreathEase: German study shows improvements in patients’ mastery of breathlessness and quality of life
Only 55 days to #EAPC2020 … The 11th World Research Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care which, for the first time ever, will take place online. Plenary and invited talks and free communication sessions will be pre-recorded and … Continue reading
Opioids for breathlessness – standard of care in Germany
Responding to an earlier post by Professor David Currow and Professor Miriam Johnson, Professor Lukas Radbruch, President of the German Association for Palliative Medicine (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Palliativmedizin, DGP), gives another perspective from Germany. David Currow and Miriam Johnson have explained … Continue reading
Good news for chronic breathlessness from Down Under
For the first time in the world, an Australian company has licensed a medication for the symptomatic reduction of chronic breathlessness. Professor David Currow (Australia) and Professor Miriam Johnson (United Kingdom), explain. Breathing just happens. We don’t think about it, we just breathe. … Continue reading
Why do people with lung disease suffer every day from chronic breathlessness?
The Better-B survey on chronic breathlessness aims to answer this important question in order to improve patient care. But more palliative care physicians are urgently needed to complete the survey. Currently, only 30 per cent palliative care specialists have responded … Continue reading
Bringing Breathlessness into View – a multimedia exhibition on living well with breathlessness
Ann Hutchinson and Miriam Johnson from the Hull York Medical School, University of Hull, United Kingdom, describe how they are using a multimedia exhibition to help people to live well with breathlessness. The exhibition was held during the UK’s recent annual awareness … Continue reading