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Title: Psychophysiology of respiratory disease : clinical considerations for the advanced practice nurse
Authors: Miller, Sarah
Owens, Laura
Collins, Tracy
Silverman, Erin
Keywords: Lungs -- Diseases, Obstructive -- Malta
Psychophysiology -- Malta
Dyspnea -- Malta
Anxiety -- Malta
Depression, Mental -- Malta
Issue Date: 2014-04
Publisher: Malta Journal of Health Sciences
Citation: Malta Journal of Health Sciences. 2014, Vol.1(1), p. 24-27
Abstract: The purpose of this article is to describe the psychophysiology of dyspnea in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), identify the unique impact of respiratory disease on the female patient, and discuss the relationship of anxiety and depression in disease manifestation. Current COPD assessment and treatment guidelines published by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, the World Health Organization as well as the National Institute for Health and Care Experience (NICE) will be presented along with implications for the Advanced Practice Nurse (APN). Practitioners treat COPD patients with advanced physiological complications along with psychological comorbidities that worsen the disease perception and progression. Therefore, a recommendation will be made to integrate assessment and evaluation of psychological comorbidities in COPD patients, with particular consideration given to the female patient. Utilizing a holistic, int egrated treatment plan will serve to enhance patient care, alleviate disease burden and impact overall quality of life in the patient with COPD.
Appears in Collections:MJHS, Volume 1, Issue 1
MJHS, Volume 1, Issue 1

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