Managing a patient with COPD and comorbidities: a case study
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Managing a patient with COPD and comorbidities: a case study

Rachel Lucy Mitten Community matron, Peninsula community health community matron service, Newquay hospital, Newquay, Cornwall, England

This case study provides a critical analysis of the management of a patient with long-term conditions in a community matron service. Particular attention is given to the effect of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The effect of COPD on health and wellbeing, quality of life and hospital admissions is examined, and outcomes are detailed that resulted from the implementation of evidence-based interventions and a case management approach.

Nursing Standard. 30, 13,46-51. doi: 10.7748/ns.30.13.46.s46

Correspondence

rachel.mitten@btinternet.com

Peer review

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Received: 13 February 2015

Accepted: 29 May 2015