COPD, Comorbidities and Pulmonary Rehabilitation

carmel kelly

National University of Ireland Galway

I am a Registered General Nurse, with 12 years experience in acute medical nursing. I have a Postgraduate Diploma in Respiratory Nursing Care. I undertook this study as part requirement for the Masters in Chronic Illness Management which I achieved in NUIG last year. I am currently undertaking a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health Nursing in NUIG.


Background: Comorbidities are extremely prevalent in people with COPD, yet current evidence-based guidelines continue to manage COPD as a single disease. Aim: To explore the impact of comorbidities... [ view full abstract ]


  1. carmel kelly (National University of Ireland Galway)
  2. Bernard McCarthy (NUIG)
  3. Dympna Casey (NUIG)

Topic Area

Chronic illness


OS-1A » OS-1 Chronic Disease (10:20 - Monday, 30th March, classroom 1)

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