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Patient and carer experience of breathlessness

Hutchinson, Ann



Claudia Bausewein

David C. Currow


© ERS 2016. Chronic breathlessness has wide-ranging, interrelated, physical, psychological, social and existential consequences for those living with it, and for family and friends who care for them. Despite this, the symptom often remains invisible to others. Recognition that breathlessness is a multifaceted symptom with extensive effects is necessary for the symptom to be managed effectively. A full assessment of the effects of breathlessness by a health professional is needed so that the patient and carer are aware that these are legitimate concerns to present to their clinician, thus countering the invisibility of the symptom.


Hutchinson, A. (2016). Patient and carer experience of breathlessness. In C. Bausewein, D. C. Currow, & M. J. Johnson (Eds.), Palliative Care in Respiratory Disease (102-110). European Respiratory Society.

Acceptance Date May 16, 2016
Publication Date Sep 1, 2016
Deposit Date Dec 7, 2017
Publisher European Respiratory Society
Pages 102-110
Book Title Palliative Care in Respiratory Disease
Chapter Number 7
ISBN 9781849840712; 9781849840712; 9781849840729; 9781849840729
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