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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: assisting with health behaviour change

  • RCN accredited
  • Peer reviewed
  • Certificate
  • Learning time: 02 hrs
  • Last updated: 2016
  • Link to RCNi portfolio

This learning module focuses on patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) caused or worsened by smoking. It considers how the complexity of factors contributing to the disease requires a deep understanding of the patient experience and a holistic approach to care, and how barriers to smoking cessation are higher in patients with COPD than in other groups, requiring different approaches.

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Donna Jones, District nurse sister, Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust, Shrewsbury, England.


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