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Managing Long-term Conditions and Chronic Illness in Primary Care

A Guide to Good Practice

By Judith Carrier

Routledge – 2009 – 206 pages

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    978-0-415-45088-1
    February 17th 2009
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    978-0-415-45087-4
    February 16th 2009

Description

Effective management of long-term conditions is an important aspect of contemporary nursing policy and practice. 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.

This book draws together the key issues in managing long-term conditions and provides a practical and accessible guide for nurses and allied health professionals in the primary care environment. It covers background context and policy in the UK and further afield, as well as practical guidance for all key aspects of long-term condition management, including:

    • the physical and psychosocial impact of long-term conditions
    • effective case management
    • self-management and the expert patient
    • behavioural change strategies and motivational counselling
    • nutritional and medication management.

Packed with helpful, clearly written information, Managing Long-term Conditions and Chronic Illness in Primary Care includes two chapters of case studies as well as key fact boxes and pointers for practice throughout. It is suitable for pre-registration students undertaking community placements and post-registration students studying long-term condition/chronic disease management.

Contents

1. Social and Political Background 2. Physical, Psychological and Psychosocial Impact of Living with a LTC and Social Influences on Health 3. Case Management and Disease-Specific Care Management 4. Importance of Self-Management 5. Motivational Interviewing, Dr Claire Lane 6. How to Identify a Person with a Long-term Condition 7. Effective Management of People with a Long-term Condition 8. Evidence-Based Practice 9. Case Scenarios 10. Nutritional and Medication Management

Author Bio

Judith Carrier is Lecturer and Professional Head of Primary Care/Public Health Nursing at Cardiff University, UK, where she is responsible for practice nurse education. She has a regular column in Practice Nursing.

Name: Managing Long-term Conditions and Chronic Illness in Primary Care: A Guide to Good Practice (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Judith Carrier. Effective management of long-term conditions is an important aspect of contemporary nursing policy and practice. Systematic and evidence-based care which takes account of the expert patient and reduces unnecessary hospital admissions is vital to support...
Categories: Primary Care Nursing, Primary Health Care & Family Practice, Midwifery