Long Term Conditions: A Guide for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals

Long Term Conditions: A Guide for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals

By: Sue Randall (editor), Helen Ford (editor)Paperback

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Long Term Conditions is a comprehensive textbook for all nursing and healthcare students and practitioners that explores the key issues surrounding caring for patients with chronic diseases or long-term conditions. Divided into three sections, this book explores living with a long-term condition, empowerment, and care management. Rather than being disease-focused, it looks at key issues and concepts which unify many different long-term conditions, including psychological and social issues that make up a considerable part of living with a long-term condition. Within each of the chapters, issues of policy, culture and ethics are intertwined, and case studies are used throughout, linking the concepts to specific diseases. Key features: * A comprehensive textbook on the principles and practice of caring for people with long-term conditions * User-friendly in style with learning outcomes, further reading, useful websites, and case studies throughout linking to specific conditions * Moves away from a disease-focused medical model, and takes a needs-led approach * Uniquely explores the overarching issues of living with one or more long-term conditions * Focuses on the importance of multi-disciplinary team work and collaborative teamwork in the management of long-term conditions

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Sue Randall is Senior Lecturer and Pathway Leader for Long-term Conditions in the Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Care at Coventry University, where she teaches across pre-registration, undergraduate and post graduate nursing. Helen Ford is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Care at Coventry University. Her main responsibility is pre-registration and undergraduate teaching. Helen has experience of both caring for and teaching about patients with long-term conditions.


SECTION ONE: LIVING WITH A LONG TERM CONDITION 1. Nutrition 2. Chronic pain: Living with chronic pain 3. Depression and long-term conditions SECTION TWO: EMPOWERMENT 4. Adaption in long-term conditions: the role of stigma particularly in conditions that affect appearance 5. Self-management in long-term conditions 6. Assistive technology- a means of empowerment 7. Risk and empowerment in long-term conditions SECTION THREE: CARE MANAGEMENT 8. Care coordination for effective long-term condition management 9. Rehabilitation in long-term conditions 10. Palliative care in long-term conditions: pathways to care

Product Details

  • publication date: 11/03/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781444332490
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 344
  • ID: 9781444332490
  • weight: 828
  • ISBN10: 144433249X

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