Coping with PH

e-Learning Guides

  • e-Learning Guide - Creative Expression

    December 1, 2014

    Medical research shows that creative outlets – whether they be through writing, painting, photography, or other activities – can lead to improved physical, mental and emotional health. Many patients utilize self-expression as a helpful way to cope with pulmonary hypertension (PH). These resources can help guide you towards your own form of creative expression.

  • e-Learning Guide - Emotional Well-Being Through the Holidays

    December 1, 2014

    The weather's cooling down, and the holidays are on everyone's mind. This e-Learning Guide provides tips and resources for ensuring emotional well-being with pulmonary hypertension (PH) throughout the holidays.

  • e-Learning Guide - Self-Empowerment in the New Year

    December 1, 2014

    Make this the year to stick with your resolutions. Learn about Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) resources that can help you empower yourself and make a commitment to a healthier you this year!

  • e-Learning Guide - A Caregiver's Guide to PH

    September 8, 2014

    Providing care for a patient with pulmonary hypertension (PH) can present a number of unique challenges. This e-Learning Guide provides helpful tips to help caregivers take the best care of themselves while taking care of their loved ones.


  • Men with PH

    April 6, 2017

    During this session, panelists will facilitate a discussion about the ways that men experience living with PH, and the ways that PH can impact one's personal life.

  • Coping with Chronic Illness

    April 6, 2017

    Caregivers and patients may experience difficulty coping, compassion fatigue, burnout and survivor's guilt. Long term exposure to the challenges and stress of providing care and/or living with a chronic illness can lead to physical and emotional symptoms. Strategies to identify and address these issues will be discussed.

  • Coping with PH and the Role of Palliative Care

    April 6, 2017

    Day-to-day life with chronic disease is a challenge to patients, caregivers and their families. The goal of this session is to provide tools for coping with the "good days" as well as the "bad days," and provide some new options for improving quality of life.

  • PH Associated with Another Condition- Coping with a Second Illness

    January 20, 2017

    As treatments for PH allow patients to enjoy a longer life, patients with PH are then susceptible to the problems of 'regular' people as they age. Explore problems like diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and coronary artery disease as panelists answer questions from the audience.

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    Financial and Estate Planning with PH

    February 15, 2016

    In this webinar, presenter Martin M. Shenkman, CPA, MBA, PFS, AEP (distinguished), JD, will cover financial and estate planning considerations for PH patients and caregivers. Martin will discuss his 12 steps to guide you towards the goal of legal and financial security. Focus will be placed on steps to maintain financial wellness for one’s self and family in the face of medical illness.

  • Living Well with Lung Disease

    January 20, 2016

    A PH diagnosis affects patients as well as their family members and those around them. Join PHA Classroom and Kristen Holm, PhD, for a discussion of the ways that lung disease affects patients and families. Coping skills, social support and emotional well-being for all affected by PH will be discussed.

  • Personal Foundation and You: Learning to Invest in Your Life and Self-Care

    July 29, 2015

    Elisa Lipnick, a professional life coach and lupus associated-PAH patient, discusses the role of establishing a strong personal foundation for yourself. Elisa shares several tips and tools to build your personal foundation, and explains how doing so can help anyone living with PH.

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    One Day at a Time.. Coping with PAH and How Palliative Care Can Help (2014)

    June 22, 2014

    In this session recording from PHA's Conference, presenters will discuss day-to-day life with the chronic disease pulmonary hypertension (PH) and how it is a challenge to patients, caregivers and their families.

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    PH and Other Comorbid Illnesses: How Do I Cope with PAH and a New, Important Medical Problem? (2014)

    June 22, 2014

    In this session recording from PHA's Conference, presenters will discuss how treatments for pulmonary hypertension (PH) allows patients to enjoy longer lives, patients with PH are then susceptible to the problems of 'regular' people as they age.

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    Coping with Chronic Illness: Let's Make the Journey Together! (2014)

    June 21, 2014

    This session from PHA's 2014 Conference will focus on coping with chronic illness over the long term for caregivers and patients. Caregivers can be family members, friends, or healthcare providers.

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