Conclusion

This module aimed to show you that while you may have been diagnosed with COPD, you can still lead a fulfilling and enjoyable life. There are several areas that will require your attention as you transition to living with a lung disease. This module aimed to provide you with useful information to assist you.

You should now understand:

  • Stress, anxiety and depression and what symptoms to look for;
  • How to use various techniques to reduce stress;
  • How you can continue intimacy and sexual activity;
  • How you can travel safely by car or plane, and how to travel with oxygen;
  • The legal issues you may face, including your rights at work and superannuation;
  • The support services that are available to you; and
  • The resources that Lung Foundation Australia┬ácan offer you.

You can revisit this module at any time by selecting Module Five from the dashboard.