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This section is for health professionals working within respiratory health. 

We produce and have available many resources to assist health professionals treat asthma and respiratory conditions, including management plans.

Asthma Management Guidelines

The Asthma Management Guidelines will provide the latest clinical evidence in a practical form. There will be two Guidelines available, one for adults and one for children.

COPD & Asthma Fundamentals

The COPD & Asthma Fundamentals is a comprehensive training course on COPD and asthma run by the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ for health professionals across New Zealand.

Management Plans

Management plans are available to help people with asthma and COPD manage their condition well. The plans are for doctors to fill in together with their patients and are available for both children and adults. 


We provide a number of resources related to asthma and COPD, including booklets, educational resources, emergency kits, posters, pamphlets and dvds. All resources can be ordered online. Go to online resources to register for this service and order resources. They can also be downloaded as a pdf and printed.

National Respiratory Strategy

Te Hā Ora (Breath of Life): National Respiratory Strategy has been released to help encourage the health sector and government to collectively address New Zealand’s tragic respiratory rates. Included as aims in the Strategy are to improve diagnosis and treatment, and improve access to specialist care.

End of life care and advance care planning film

The film 'A Good Death' was created for patients with COPD or other serious lung conditions, their families, and the health professionals that provide care for them.

The film was created to introduce the concept of advance care planning and aims to prompt meaningful discussion for the future care of patients whose respiratory illness is leading them to the end of their life.

The film describes the struggles of a real patient, Mr Martin Cavanagh and his family during the final months of his life. We recommend that health professionals watch this film with their patients, or ensure that patients watch it with relatives or close friends. The content of this film can be difficult to watch.

Click here to watch the film.

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