TABLEĀ 1

Themes and subthemes (topics) identified from the literature review

ThemeSubthemes (topics)
Theme 1: Prevention of respiratory
disease and related disability
Smoking behaviour
Exercise for respiratory health
Prevention and early intervention
Theme 2: Disease managementSelf-management
Pulmonary rehabilitation
Cognitive behavioural therapy
Disease-specific topics for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, lung cancer and obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome
Theme 3: Organisation and delivery of careCare pathways
Clinical and cost-effectiveness of respiratory nurse intervention
Role effectiveness (e.g. cost and quality outcomes for respiratory nursing care interventions)
Nurse prescribing in respiratory care (impact on disease management and cost; acceptability to patients)
Impact of nursing assessment, examination and intervention
Nurse-led clinics (advantages, disadvantages, outcomes)
Telehealth and telemedicine
Economics of care delivery
Primary care models of respiratory care
Expert patient/patient support groups
Education and training of nurses in respiratory care
Infection control
Models of care
Outcome measures
Adherence to guidelines
Theme 4: Palliative careDecision making
Style/format of communication
Recognising the palliative care phase
Care for carers
Impact on carers
Skills/training
Symptom management
Models of end-of-life/palliative care delivery
Complimentary therapies