"This book is a very welcome tool, which will enable health
professionals to understand the complexity, challenge and rewards
of proactively managing long-term conditions. Putting this
knowledge into skilled practice, in partnership with patients, will
transform the lives of many individuals and their families, and
thus fulfil the fundamental purpose of nursing."--From the Foreword
by Professor Rosemary Cook CBE, Director, the Queen's Nursing
Institute and Visiting Professor of Enterprise, University of
"Long-Term Conditions" is a comprehensive, practical guide for
nurses and healthcare professionals on the care and management of
people with chronic illness. It explores case management,
individual care and management, the role of the 'expert patient',
quality-of-life issues, counselling skills, self-management, and
optimum self-care. "Long-Term Conditions" discusses the three main
long-term conditions currently resulting in most hospital
admissions: diabetes, respiratory, and coronary heart disease, with
a focus on empowering the patient to self-manage.
Key Features: A comprehensive guide to the care and management
of long-term conditionsFocuses on the management of the conditions
from the patients' perspectivePractical and accessible in style
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