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Assessment and nursing care of the patient with dyspnoea

VOL: 101, ISSUE: 14, PAGE NO: 50 Samantha Prigmore, MSc, RGN, is respiratory nurse consultant, St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, London Breathlessness is a subjective experience, which has been described as an unpleasant or uncomfortable awareness of breathing, or of the need to breathe (Gift, 1990). 

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