This practical guide will assist healthcare practitioners to manage and meet the physical and psycho-social needs of people with complex chronic diseases/long-term conditions.
Systematic and evidence-based care which takes account of the expert patient and reduces unnecessary hospital admissions is vital to support those with long-term conditions/chronic diseases and those who care for them. Effective management of long-term conditions is an essential part of contemporary nursing and healthcare policy and practice globally. Reflecting recent changes in the curriculum, this fully updated multidisciplinary edition highlights the key issues in managing long-term conditions. It provides a practical and accessible guide for nurses and allied health professionals in the primary care environment including:
- case studies on HIV and dementia and content on mental health
- the physical and psychosocial impact of living with long-term conditions
- effective case management
- self-management and the expert patient
- behavioural change strategies and motivational counselling
Packed with helpful, clearly written information, Managing Long-term Conditions and Chronic Illness in Primary Care includes case studies, fact boxes and pointers for practice.
It is ideal reading for pre- and post-registration nursing students taking modules on long-term conditions and will be a valuable companion for pre-registration students on community placements.
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