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Title Long-term conditions [electronic resource] : a guide for nurses and healthcare professionals / edited by Sue Randall and Helen Ford.
Publication Info. Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
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Description xviii, 324 p. : ill. (some col.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents section 1. Living with a long-term condition -- section 2. Empowerment -- section 3. Care management.
Summary "Long-Term Conditions is a comprehensive textbook for all nursing and health care 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 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"--Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2012. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
Subject Long-term care of the sick.
Chronic diseases -- Nursing.
Added Author Randall, Sue.
Ford, Helen, 1967-
ebrary, Inc.
ISBN 9781444332490 (pbk. alk. paper)
9781118276242 (e-book)
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