Journal article

Current developments and future directions in respiratory physiotherapy

Antenor Rodrigues, Gerard Munoz Castro, Cristina Jacome, Daniel Langer, Selina M Parry, Chris Burtin

EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY REVIEW | EUROPEAN RESPIRATORY SOC JOURNALS LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Respiratory physiotherapists have a key role within the integrated care continuum of patients with respiratory diseases. The current narrative review highlights the profession's diversity, summarises the current evidence and practice, and addresses future research directions in respiratory physiotherapy. Herein, we describe an overview of the areas that respiratory physiotherapists can act in the integrated care of patients with respiratory diseases based on the Harmonised Education in Respiratory Medicine for European Specialists syllabus. In addition, we highlight areas in which further evidence needs to be gathered to confirm the effectiveness of respiratory therapy techniques. Where appr..

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