BMJ Article: “Just relax and concentrate on your breathing”

Thursday, December 3, 2015

'"Just relax and concentrate on your breathing" is a comment that is heard by almost all patients attending an emergency department with an exacerbation of acute asthma. It’s meant to reassure the patient but has exactly the opposite effect.'

Olivia Fulton's BMJ article questions the value of telling people to focus on breathing during an asthma attack. Read it here: http://www.bmj.com/content/351/bmj.h6185