This chapter examines psychosocial therapies and non-pharmacological interventions for dyspnoea. It suggests that psychosocial management should include an exploration of the meaning of dyspnoea for patients, to help them to understand that meaning and its significance for them and their families. The chapter discusses research findings which indicate that art therapies can both help restore creativity and act as a diversion, and that music therapy can be helpful in facilitating feelings and in communication.
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