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Respiratory nurses are integral to the care and support of those affected by lung disease. They coordinate care and can provide essential patient support from initial diagnosis to end of life - yet their role often remains unsung.
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On a busy acute lung ward one morning, I was helping an older gentleman to wash and dress. He was very amicable, easy to talk to and very grateful towards the staff for the work we were all doing to look after him.