This learning module discusses the non-pharmacological therapies for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and explores the concept of mindfulness as a way of managing breathlessness. It also looks at the significant burden of COPD on patients and their families, and how the complexity of factors contributing to the disease requires a deep understanding of the patient experience and a holistic approach to care.
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