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
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  • Pages: 344
  • Imprint: WILEY-BLACKWELL*#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 13877


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


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