Managing Long-term Conditions and Chronic Illness in Primary Care

Managing Long-term Conditions and Chronic Illness in Primary Care

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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 nursea€™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.Register a€“ who maintains and updates it a€c Recall system a€“ computer or paper based? ... Timing of appointments (how long is required a€“ need to consider newly diagnosed, routine review and annual review) a€c Location a€c Resources required ( for clinical issues e.g. Doppler for ... Educational needs of each health care professional involved (e.g. if HCA to take blood pressure, who teaches them that skill?

Title:Managing Long-term Conditions and Chronic Illness in Primary Care
Author:Judith Carrier
Publisher:Routledge - 2015-06-26


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