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Long-Term Conditions: A Guide for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals

Long-Term Conditions: A Guide for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals

Sue Randall (Editor), Helen Ford (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-27625-9

Nov 2011, Wiley-Blackwell

224 pages

$39.99

Description

Long Term Conditions is a comprehensive textbook for all nursing and healthcare 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 at 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

SECTION ONE: LIVING WITH A LONG TERM CONDITION
1. Nutrition

2. Chronic pain: Living with chronic pain

3. Depression and long-term conditions

SECTION TWO: EMPOWERMENT

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

SECTION THREE: CARE MANAGEMENT

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

“This text would be useful for students and practitioners new to the role.”  (Primary Health Care, 1 September 2012)

“All healthcare professionals who treat or care for patients with long term conditions should read this book whether they are working in primary, secondary, tertiary care, for the NHS, a hospice, social services or a voluntary organisation.”  (Nursing Times, 13 September 2012)

Taking a partnership approach that is focused on key issues and concepts in living with condition, rather than focusing on disease, Randall and Ford offer a textbook for nursing and health care practitioners that explores issues involved in the care of patients with chronic diseases conditions. (Book News, 2011)

Well organized and easy to read, with many case studies and adequate references... This book is notable for its focus on the importance of a teamwork approach to care for individuals who live with a chronic condition. It also emphasizes the continuity of care model in order to set the framework of care delivery. It is a wonderful tool for care coordinators or care providers. (Doodys, October 2011)

Well structured, attractively presented and easy-to-follow...full of useful information and through-provoking ideas (Emergency Nurse, November 2011)

This excellent book takes a needs-led approach. I particularly liked the points for reflection that encourage readers to develo their own practice to improve patient experience. (Nursing Older People, December 2011)

5*. This comprehensive text explores key concents with clear explanations, diagrams and case studies. I recommend it to newly qualified and experienced nurses, as well as nursing students. (Nursing Standard, October 2011)