Lung

Health Literacy for COPD Patients

A team from IHLH worked with health care professionals to develop culturally sensitive and linguistically relevant post-discharge educational materials for COPD patients in Vancouver, Canada. The aim is was to educate COPD patients from ethno-cultural communities on 12 topics re COPD: Nutrition, Action Plan, Self-management, Coughing and Mucus Clearance, Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Exercise, Breathing Techniques, Advance Care Planning and Advanced Directives, Anxiety and Depression, Community Resources, Energy Conservation, Travel and Oxygen, and Smoking and engage them in self-management of their chronic illness by means of improving their access to relevant information. These materials have been developed by the COPD Transition Team and research team at University of British Columbia’s Institute for Heart and Lung Health, with financial and technical support provided by BC Lung Association and Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Integrated Primary and Community Care. For more information please contact Dr. Iraj Poureslami at ipouresl@mail.ubc.ca

Educational inhaler technique videos and corresponding pamphlets for Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Farsi, Filipino, Korean, and English-speaking patients have been developed by the research team at the Lung Centre at Vancouver General Hospital and the  Institute for Heart + Lung Health with financial and technical support provided by BC Lung Association and Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, Integrated Primary and Community Care. We have uploaded inhaler technique videos in the 6 languages onto YouTube.

The link is: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjGTi4BCyHk0XdNGxbmKnlQ/playlists and the corresponding inhaler pamphlet in PDF format is in the description box under each video (need to click on “show more” to access the PDF hand out).

This is the link for the Punjabi language : http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjGTi4BCyHk0XdNGxbmKnlQ/videos

COPD Post-Discharge Educational Materials- Chinese Simpliflied

COPD Post-Discharge Educational Materials- Chinese Traditional

COPD Post-Discharge Educational Materials- Korean

COPD Post-Discharge Educational Materials- Tagalog

COPD Post-Discharge Educational Materials- English

COPD Post-Discharge Educational Materials- Farsi