Managing Long-term Conditions and Chronic Illness in Primary Care : A Guide to Good Practice Second Edition
Effective management of long-term conditions is an essential part 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.Reflecting recent changes in treatment the nurse’s role and the patient journey and including additional content on rehabilitation palliative care and non-medical prescribing this fully updated new edition highlights the key issues in managing long-term conditions. It provides a practical and accessible guide for nurses and allied health professionals in the primary care environment and covers:– the physical and psychosocial impact of long-term conditions – effective case management – self-management and the expert patient – behavioural change strategies and motivational counselling – telehealth and information technology – nutritional and medication management. Packed with helpful clearly written information Managing Long-term Conditions and Chronic Illness in Primary Care includes case studies fact boxes and pointers for practice. It is ideal reading for pre- and post-registration nursing students taking modules on long-term conditions and will be a valuable companion for pre-registration students on community placements.