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By Andrew L. Ries, MD, MPH, Patricia J. Bullock, RRT, RCP
MSc, SRN, RCNT, William D. Larsen, MBA, CMA, Trina M. Limberg, BS, RRT, RCP, Roseann Myers, RN, BSN, Toni Pfister, MS, Dawn E. Sassi-Dambron, RN, MSN and Jamie B. Sheldon, PT
152 pagesCopyright 2001$32.95, Paperback, Reference
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Shortness of Breathis a user-friendly patient handbook for those suffering from chronic lung disease. The authors successfully present a large amount of complex information in a manner that the average reader can understand. It gives invaluable information on dealing with the psychological as well as the physical impacts of lung disease including suggestions for exercise programmes, relaxation tips, travel precautions, diet, etc. Clever cartoons are used to illustrate key points and many topics are addressed in a question and answer format. A well-written book which conveys that the quality of life does not have to be severely hampered by lung disease.
Patients suffering from emphysema, asthma and chronic bronchitis. Anyone who treats these patients.
By Andrew L. Ries, MD, MPH; Patricia J. Bullock, RRT, RCP
MSc, SRN, RCNT, Clinical Specialist, Stoma Care, Hillingdon Health Authority, Hillingdon, UK; William D. Larsen, MBA, CMA, Medical Assistant Program Coordinator, National American University; Trina M. Limberg, BS, RRT, RCP; Roseann Myers, RN, BSN; Toni Pfister, MS; Dawn E. Sassi-Dambron, RN, MSN and Jamie B. Sheldon, PT, Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego, CA