Chapter 7. Psychological Needs and Interventions

  1. Laura Blackler RN, BSc, MSc2,
  2. Christine Jones RN, Clinical Nurse Specialist — Respiratory3 and
  3. Caroline Mooney RN, Community Nurse Specialist — Respiratory4
  1. Linda Fisher

Published Online: 15 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470697603.ch7

Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

How to Cite

Fisher, L. (2007) Psychological Needs and Interventions, in Managing Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (eds L. Blackler, C. Jones and C. Mooney), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, West Sussex, England. doi: 10.1002/9780470697603.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London

  2. 3

    King's College Hospital, London

  3. 4

    Luton Treatment Centre, Luton

Author Information

  1. King's College Hospital, London

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470027189

Online ISBN: 9780470697603



  • psychological intervention;
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease;
  • life-limiting condition;
  • CBT models;
  • innocuous symptoms


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Adjustment And Change: Living with Copd

  • The Effects on Carers of Living with Someone who has COPD

  • Psychological Need in Patients with COPD: A Framework

  • The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Model

  • The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Model: Unpleasant Symptoms and the Experience of Breathlessness in COPD

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Strong Emotions in Chronic Illness

  • Being with Distressed Patients

  • Sharing the Model with Patients

  • Using Action Experiments to Build on and Consolidate Improvement

  • Conclusion

  • References