National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week 2016


WHEREAS, pulmonary rehabilitation is a form of treatment used by individuals who suffer from pulmonary problems such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, sarcoidosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and cystic fibrosis as well as by lung surgery patients before their procedures; and

WHEREAS, pulmonary rehabilitation includes nutrition counseling, patient monitoring, stress management, assessment programs, monitored exercise, and patient education; and 

WHEREAS, it is important to recognize that lifestyle modification in the form of behavioral health services is specifically designed to reduce symptoms and provide enhanced quality of life for pulmonary patients; and

WHEREAS, National Pulmonary Rehabilitation Week is an opportunity to appreciate and understand how pulmonary rehabilitation can improve quality of life and health; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize March 13-19, 2016, as NATIONAL PULMONARY REHABILITATION WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.