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Symptom management: Respiratory symptoms

Symptom management: Respiratory symptoms

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Summary This module focuses on the effective management of respiratory issues in the context of palliative care.
Description

This module focuses on the effective management of respiratory issues in the context of palliative care.

This VUCCnet e-learning course focuses on the core principles and best practice for delivering effective palliative care in Africa. It has been developed in partnership with the African Palliative Care Association and Cardiff University. Experts in palliative care from across Africa and the UK have contributed to ensure this module is contextualised to the sub-Saharan cancer profile and resource setting.

Please click here for ecancer's special issue focusing on palliative care in Africa, featuring five original articles from on-theground experts, and an editorial by Nobel Peace Prize nominee Professor Anne Merriman.

Published November 2013.

Target Audience

This module has been developed to support the daily practice of multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals in Africa.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the module, you should be able to:

  • Have a greater understanding of what breathlessness/dyspnoea is
  • Understand the principles of management of breathlessness/dyspnoea
  • Know the effects of anxiety on breathlessness/dyspnoea
Only available as part of course(s):

Palliative care e-learning course for healthcare professionals in Africa

IT Requirements

This module requires the learner to have a good, stable internet connection and runs best on INTERNET EXPLORER 7 AND ABOVE, and MOZILLA FIREFOX on either Windows or MacOS. FLASH ADD ON is also required to run this module.

If you are viewing this module on an iPad (through a browser), please download the free Articulate Mobile Player beforehand. Other tablet devices may not be compatible - please check for Flash compatibility.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties, please contact education@ecancer.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Commercial Support

This module was funded by the International Atomic Energy Agency - Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy

Disclosure Policy

ecancer and everyone involved in the making of this resource have no actual or potential conflict of interest whatsoever which impinges on the making, peer reviewing and dissemination of this e-learning module which was made possible by an unrestricted grant from the International Atomic Energy Agency - Programme of Action for Cancer Therapy.

For more information please contact education@ecancer.org.

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Relevant to the following professions

  • Nurse
  • Oncologist
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Founding partners

European Cancer Organisation European Institute of Oncology

Founding Charities

Foundazione Umberto Veronesi Fondazione IEO Swiss Bridge

Published by

ecancer Global Foundation