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.
By Andrew L. Ries, MD, MPH; Patricia J. Bullock, RRT, RCP; Catherine A. Larsen, MPH; 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
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