Life Effects is an initiative to provide support for people living with chronic conditions and for their caregivers.
All of the content available on the Life Effects website is created by patients, for patients. There are articles, videos and podcasts from over 40 contributors who share their experiences in an authentic and relatable way. These stories focus on the wider impact of living with or caring for someone with a chronic condition, covering topics such as work, exercise, stigma and the benefits of peer support groups.
Improving the lives of patients
For someone living with a chronic condition such as asthma or COPD, often the only people who truly understand what you are going through are those facing the same challenges. Life Effects is about ‘living’ with a chronic condition, rather than managing it from a medical perspective. The personal stories on Life Effects can help reassure your patients that they’re not alone, while relevant, practical tips help empower them to make small, positive changes.
Getting closer to your patients
For respiratory professionals, Life Effects shines a light on the many ways a chronic illness such as asthma and COPD can impact a patient’s life. This insight can help clinicians gain a better understanding of the daily challenges faced by their patients and inform open communication and collaboration.
Life Effects is here to complement the resources that are available on Let’s Talk Respiratory to support your patients to move towards the successful self-management of their chronic condition. If you feel your patients would benefit from the information on Life Effects, please share it with them.
Explore the respiratory section of the Life Effects website to find out more.