How can a simple fan help with your recovery from breathlessness?

Well, here in Hull at the Wolfson Palliative Care Research Centre we have been researching how different airflow speeds from a handheld fan affect recovery from breathlessness in both patients and healthy people. We aimed to find out what is the best airflow speed from a fan to help recovery from breathlessness. In our fan …

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Understanding people’s experiences of exacerbations

What is it like when the symptoms of people living with COPD get much worse and what language do they use to describe this? This is what we aimed to understand in our study in which we interviewed 40 people from around England. Generally clinicians say that someone is having an exacerbation if their symptoms …

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Reflecting on the ‘Sensing Spaces of Healthcare’ booklets

This wonderful set of booklets popped through my letterbox the other day and immediately caught my attention! They were beautifully presented and had much in them to appeal to the senses. Sometimes as a researcher it is easy to get caught up in thinking rather than paying attention to the senses and yet everyone’s daily …

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What do artists think about working on our exhibition?

Here’s what Anna Bean and Rob Mackay had to say about their experience of co-creating the Bringing Breathlessness into View exhibition. Anna Bean: I’ve found it really positive being an artist on this project. I’ve really enjoyed working on a project connected to the university, because of the ongoing nature of it and because it …

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