Long Term Conditions: A Guide for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals

Author: Sue Randall


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  • ISBN: 9781444332490
  • Author: Sue Randall
  • Publ Date: 2011-03-11
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 344
  • Imprint: WILEY-BLACKWELL*#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 13877

Table of Contents :

2. Chronic pain: Living with chronic pain
3. Depression and long-term conditions
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
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


Long Term Conditions is a comprehensive textbook for allnursing and healthcare students and practitioners that explores thekey issues surrounding caring for patients with chronic diseases orlong-term conditions.

Divided into three sections, this book explores living with along-term condition, empowerment, and care management. Ratherthan being disease-focused, it looks at key issues and conceptswhich unify many different long-term conditions, includingpsychological and social issues that make up a considerable part ofliving with a long-term condition. Within each of the chapters,issues of policy, culture and ethics are intertwined, and casestudies are used throughout, linking the concepts to specificdiseases.

Key features: * A comprehensive textbook on the principles and practice ofcaring for people with long-term conditions * User-friendly in style with learning outcomes, further reading,useful websites, and case studies throughout linking to specificconditions * Moves away from a disease-focused medical model, and takes aneeds-led approach * Uniquely explores the overarching issues of living with one ormore long-term conditions * Focuses on the importance of multi-disciplinary team work andcollaborative teamwork in the management of long-termconditions


This text would be useful for students and practitionersnew to the role. (Primary Health Care, 1September 2012)
All healthcare professionals who treat or care forpatients with long term conditions should read this book whetherthey are working in primary, secondary, tertiary care, for the NHS,a hospice, social services or a voluntaryorganisation. (Nursing Times, 13 September2012)Taking a partnership approach that is focused on key issues andconcepts in living with condition, rather than focusing on disease,Randall and Ford offer a textbook for nursing and healthcare practitioners that explores issues involved in the careof patients with chronic diseases conditions. (Book News, 2011)
Well organized and easy to read, with many case studies andadequate references... This book is notable for its focus on theimportance of a teamwork approach to care for individuals who livewith a chronic condition. It also emphasizes the continuity of caremodel in order to set the framework of care delivery. It is awonderful tool for care coordinators or careproviders. (Doodys, October 2011)
Well structured, attractively presented andeasy-to-follow...full of useful information and through-provokingideas (Emergency Nurse, November 2011)
This excellent book takes a needs-led approach. I particularlyliked the points for reflection that encourage readers to develotheir own practice to improve patient experience. (Nursing OlderPeople, December 2011)
5. This comprehensive text explores key concents with clearexplanations, diagrams and case studies. I recommend it to newlyqualified and experienced nurses, as well as nursing students.(Nursing Standard, October 2011)

Author Biography:

Sue Randall is Senior Lecturer and Pathway Leader forLong-term Conditions in the Department of Nursing, Midwifery andHealth Care at Coventry University, where she teaches acrosspre-registration, undergraduate and post graduate nursing.
Helen Ford is Senior Lecturer in the Department ofNursing, Midwifery and Health Care at Coventry University. Her mainresponsibility is pre-registration and undergraduate teaching.Helen has experience of both caring for and teaching about patientswith long-term conditions.


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