Occupational therapy-led pulmonary rehabilitation: A practice analysis

Easthaugh, Susan, Bradley, Gemma, Peel, Lorna and Donnelly, Joanna (2019) Occupational therapy-led pulmonary rehabilitation: A practice analysis. British Journal of Occupational Therapy. 030802261987103. ISSN 0308-0226 (In Press)

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Abstract

Statement of context:
Pulmonary rehabilitation is accepted as an essential strategy for the management of respiratory disease. However, there is wide variation in models of service delivery, and evidence to understand which elements are most effective is less clear. This analysis outlines key elements of an occupational therapy-led pulmonary rehabilitation programme.

Critical reflection on practice:
It is proposed that the core focus on occupation and the unique skills and reasoning of occupational therapists contribute to positive outcomes for service users.

Implications for practice:
Occupational therapists are ideally placed to lead and develop pulmonary rehabilitation programmes. As there is genuine uncertainty about which elements are most effective, this analysis should encourage further evaluation and research.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pulmonary rehabilitation, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD, occupational therapy
Subjects: B300 Complementary Medicine
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2019 14:43
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2019 16:00
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/41415

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