The International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) has developed a package of resources to support primary care professionals to provide personalized care to adults with asthma. Personalized care identifies what is most important to each person and ensures that they receive care designed for their individual needs and preferences. By providing personalized 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 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: Personalized Care: adults with asthma
IPCRG has developed a Desktop Helper on providing personalized care to adults with asthma. The Desktop Helper provides practical advice for clinicians working in primary care.
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 Personalized Care for Adults with Asthma
This position paper describes personalized asthma primary care. 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 Personalized 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 personalized care, personalized medicine and shared decision-making for asthma and other chronic conditions. Details of this research is available by clicking the link below.