Promoting Excellence : Patient Workbook on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Department of Veteran's Affairs, West Los Angeles Medical Center - Pathways of Caring Program: Patient Workbook on Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

A patient/family education workbook designed to assist the patient coping with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Part One describes how the lungs work, what COPD is, it's symptoms and symptom management, treatment, decisions to be made by patients, mental health issues, and other advice and support. Part Two describes the Pathways of Caring Program and includes team and patient responsibilities, questionnaires and surveys, medication and appointment sheets and a personal journal.

Educational Tools - Patient/Family Education

Veterans Affairs - The Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
Veterans Integrated Palliative (VIP) Program
11301 Wilshire Boulevard, 111-G
Los Angeles, CA 90073
Phone: (310) 268 - 3500
Fax: (310) 268 - 4272

M. Jillisa Steckart, Psy.D.
[email protected]

How the grantee used this instrument:
These workbooks were given to patients accepted into the Pathways for Caring Program and served as an information source and record keeping tool.

family information, patient information, training, agreement to participate, program description, surveys, services offered, services provided, diet, veterans, care coordination, care planning, quality of life, emotional well-being

To use this tool:
You may print and copy this tool for your own use from this site. Please credit source.

Developed specifically for this project by the project team.

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Posted October 2004

Department of Veteran's Affairs, West Los Angeles Medical Center overview page

# VA-WLA04, type:patient/family_education

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