Many patients we see as respiratory clinicians have a chronic respiratory condition and will therefore require long-term treatment and healthcare support with the main goal of care focusing on reducing symptoms and improving quality of life.
The burden of disease and treatment of chronic respiratory
conditions disrupts patients' structures of everyday life and imposes
limitations on activities . Patients can achieve well-being in these
circumstances by accepting their limitations and adjusting to them, replacing
former activities with new meaningful activities they can enjoy and by taking
advantage of good days and emotionally adapting to bad
days . Self-capacity, trustful care with continuous care relationships, and access to medications have also been identified as essential to well-being