Asthma- Primary Care Provider Resources

The International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) has developed a package of resources to support primary care professionals to provide personalised care to adults with asthma. Personalised care identifies what is most important to each person and ensures that  they receive care designed for their individual needs and preferences. By providing personalised care, clinicians can support patients to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage their own health.  This is particularly important as evidence shows that patients’ ability to manage their asthma has a major impact on their outcomes including asthma control, exacerbations, hospital admissions and quality of life.

The resources:

Learning Resource

The Learning Resource is in the form of a PowerPoint slide set that can be used by individuals as a tool for self-study and by primary care education providers as part of continuing professional education programmes. To access and download the PowerPoint go here.

Desktop Helper No 9: Personalised Care: adults with asthma

IPCRG has developed a Desktop Helper on providing personalised care to adults with asthma.  The Desktop Helper provides practical advice for clinicians working in primary care.

IPCRG DTH personalisation

The Desktop Helper is also available in Spanish.  Thanks to our partners GRAP for their support with the translation.  The Spanish version is available by clicking the link: Atención personalizada: Adultos con asma

The Desktop Helper is also available in Portuguese.  Thanks to our partners GRESP for their support with the translation.  The Portuguese version is available by clicking the link: Cuidados personalizados: Adultos com asma

 

Position Paper No 5: Making the Case for Personalised Care for Adults with Asthma

This position paper describes personalised care in asthma.  We define personalised care and distinguish this from personalised medicine.  We argue that the broader approach of personalised care will not only benefit the individual, but also health services and populations, by improving use of medicines and thereby reducing waste, harm and potentially avoidable use of emergency care.  We summarise this as improving value.  The paperthen makes recommendations about how policy-makers, clinical educators and patient leaders can contribute to the cultural and clinical changes that are needed to make personalised care for adults with asthma and other chronic respiratory diseases a reality. The position paper is available here: Making the Case for Personalised Care for Adults with Asthma

The Position Paper is also available in Spanish.  Thanks to our partners GRAP for their support with the translation.  The Spanish version is available by clicking the link:Argumentos a favor del tratamiento personalizado para adultos asmáticos

Evidence used to develop these resources

To inform the development of these resources, the IPCRG identified and reviewed relevant research on personalised care, personalised medicine and shared decision-making for asthma and other chronic conditions. Details of this research is available by clicking the link below.

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All resources & project contributors can also be found here: IPCRG Resources on Personalized Care For Adults With Asthma