Information Submitted from AACVPR Headquarters October 28th, 2016 Edition.
"At-Home Resources for Managing IPF"
"Exhale: Mindfully Manage your IPF is an online program developed by Genentech and partners, including AACVPR, to provide resources to help people with Idopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) take a proactive role in their care. The program features mindfulness videos developed in collaboration with AACVPR, the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF), and respiratory healthcare professionals, including clinical psychologist and internationally recognized expert in mindfulness Dr. Shauna Shapira.
IPF is an irreversible and unprdictable disease that makes breathing difficult and causes permanent scarring damage to the lungs. We know that people with IPF often experience feelings of anxiety, frustration, and isoluation. Research shows mindfulnesss can help people living with chornic illnesses, like IPF, manage these types of emotions.