Ingrid Harle and Deborah Dudgeon

in Palliative Medicine

Third edition

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780199694143
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191739255 | DOI:

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This chapter presents a case study to illustrate the necessary skills, attitudes, and knowledge needed to manage dyspnoea. It addresses several questions such as: What is dyspnoea? What is the underlying pathophysiology? How common is this condition? What are the risk factors for the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)? What abnormalities might you see on a chest X-ray of a person with COPD? What pulmonary function tests should be ordered to make or confirm a diagnosis of COPD? What are the management goals in COPD?

Keywords: dyspnoea; medical education; case studies; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Chapter.  6673 words. 

Subjects: Palliative Medicine

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