Educational intervention for carers of lung cancer patients: learning about breathlessness

Morag Farquhar

Breathlessness is a scary symptom for lung cancer patients and their family, who often act as informal carers. Speaking from the British Thoracic Oncology Group (BTOG) Annual Conference 2018, held in Dublin, Ireland, Morag Farquhar, PhD, of the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, discusses her work that was presented at the meeting on an educational intervention on breathlessness for the carers of patients with lung cancer. Dr Farquhar discusses the aims, design and results of the study, highlighting the importance of this work. She also discusses further plans, emphasizing the aim of taking this work to a national level and into an intervention that healthcare professionals will prescribe.

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