Dr. Alda Marques, University of Aveiro, Aveiro (Portugal)

This session will present the dynamic process of caregiving, differentiate the different types of caregiving, share the experiences and needs of those caring for a person with a chronic lung disease, provide state of the art information on informal caregiving in different chronic lung diseases, and approach pulmonary rehabilitation as a possible response to support the family. It will also identify possible gaps to be improved clinically and indicate future research avenues.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Understand the current state of the art in caregiving in chronic lung disease;
  • Identify the gaps for clinical improvement; and
  • Identify needs for future research.