Reducing Isolation: An Adult Cystic Fibrosis Support Group
November 8 2007
Reducing Isolation: an Adult Cystic Fibrosis Support Group - explores the importance of an on-going social support group for patients (and their loved ones) who have cystic fibrosis. Facilitated by the CF Clinic staff, persons with this illness, share their life-story and learn from one another - creating 'a greater sense of community' while coping with this isolating disease. These groups make a significant contribution to the emotional growth and well-being of persons with this chronic, life-threatening illness - and their families.
Good infection disease protocols allow these persons to speak, learn, and be with one another without risk of cross-contamination.
Infection Control Guidelines for Cystic Fibrosis Support Groups: (2012) - updated guidelines from the University of Wisconsin Pulmonary Clinic that outline safe procedures for facilitating an adult cystic fibrosis support group. Dr. Dennis Maki, MD, the Ovid O. Meyer, Professor of Medicine, Clinical Professor of Infectious Disease (Emeritus).