Pathophysiology, Homeostasis and Nursing

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Author: Tonks Fawcett,Roger Watson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136475540

Category: Medical

Page: 128

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Nursing students quite often find it difficult to relate what they learn with respect to normal and abnormal physiology to patient care. In this useful text Roger Watson and Tonks Fawcett clearly explain: * the concept of homeostasis * the relevance of physiology to common disorders * the patient's response to these disorders * the appropriate nursing response. Each chapter is presented in a standard format with a brief outline of the relevant normal physiology and how homeostatic mechanisms normally cope. The student is led to understand what the patient with a specific disorder feels like and why, and is clearly instructed in what nursing action to take. Pathophysiology, Homeostasis and Nursing shows clearly how understanding physiology can improve nursing care and covers the main issues that relate to basic observations. It includes questions to help the reader test their knowledge as they go along and provides an accessible concise text for health care students, particularly nurses.

Physiology and Anatomy for Nurses and Healthcare Practitioners

A Homeostatic Approach, Third Edition

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Author: John Clancy,Andrew McVicar

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1444165283

Category: Medical

Page: 768

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The third edition of Physiology and Anatomy for Nurses and Healthcare Practitioners: A homeostatic approach presents homeostasis as a dynamic concept that provides the basis for understanding health and well-being. It recognises how failure to respond to homeostatic disturbances results in imbalances responsible for signs and symptoms of ill-health, and describes how healthcare interventions seek to reverse those imbalances. Accompanied by colour illustrations and a description of related anatomy, the book provides an integrated explanation of body functioning. It discusses the organisation of the human body, main features and processes that must be controlled for health, the organ systems that act as homeostatic regulators, and effectors of homeostatic regulation. It also discusses influences on homeostasis and provides case studies that place examples of ill health and health care into the context of homeostasis. Features of the third edition include: An overview of microbiology and principles of infection management Expanded information on pharmacological principles and actions of the major classes of drugs Expanded discussion on physiological functions in relation to specific pathologies Updates on how the Human Genome project has impacted healthcare Additional case studies to illustrate the healthcare provider’s role as an external agent of homeostatic control Photographs of common clinical conditions Access to an accompanying website with supplemental information An essential physiology and anatomy text, this book guides readers through the basic structure and functions of the body systems to more complex issues of clinical disorders and healthcare practice. Coverage includes the cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, and respiratory systems as well as skeletal muscle, embryo development, and circadian rhythms.

Anatomy and Physiology for Nurses E-Book

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Author: Roger Watson

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702046043

Category: Medical

Page: 376

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Get to all of the high-quality content from Elsevier faster than ever! Your favourite textbooks are now available as e-books allowing you to: Electronically search the book Create and share notes and highlights Save time with automatic referencing Load it up and change the way you learn! What do I get? You will be emailed a PIN code that will give you perpetual access to the electronic version of the book Book Description This is a new edition of a popular and comprehensive introductory text on anatomy and physiology for nurses and allied health students. clear diagrams aid understanding learning objectives in each chapter help revision review questions help test understanding clinical links help students relate the content to practice Revised and updated to reflect developments in the subject Web links to clinical examples to help relate theory to practice

The Ultimate Guide Body

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Author: Kristina Routh

Publisher: Ultimate Guide

ISBN: 9781782099895

Category: Human anatomy

Page: 64

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A fascinating world of information is made truly accessible with these remarkable guides. Each book is split into five key sections, and text is presented as easy-to-read bullet points. Every section includes a transparent acetate sheet feature, which delves deeper into a key area through stunning cutaway visuals and detailed labels. The addition of two colour wall posters make these guides the perfect knowledge package.

High Dependency Nursing Care

Observation, Intervention and Support for Level 2 Patients

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Author: Tina Moore,Philip Woodrow

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415467942

Category: Medical

Page: 484

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Level 2 (highly dependent) patients are nursed in a variety of clinical areas. High Dependency Nursing Care has been written for pre qualified and post qualified students undertaking modules and placements to prepare them for nursing the acutely ill and nurses caring for these patients. Written by a team of nurses experienced in providing, supporting and developing high dependency care, it discusses practical issues and explores the current evidence base for clinical practice. This essential textbook covers the context of care with chapters on fundamental aspects, such as sleep, nutrition, pain management and stress. It goes on to look at the main causes of critical illness and the treatments often given, as well as the skills necessary for monitoring patients. Completely updated throughout, this second edition also includes new chapters on infection control, heart failure, tissue removal and transferring the sicker patient. High Dependency Nursing Care is: Comprehensive: it covers all the key areas of knowledge needed User-friendly: it includes learning outcomes, introductions, time out exercises, implications for practice, useful websites and up-to-date references Clearly written: by a team of experienced nurses Practically based: clinical scenarios provide stimulating discussion and revision topics

Foundations of Nursing

An Integrated Approach

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Author: Evans

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335236294

Category: Education

Page: 406

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"This is an extremely well written book combining clinical problems and scenarios with appropriate patho-physiology and associated nursing care. Understanding the mechanisms of disease is essential to appropriate clinical interventions and this book makes physiology both relevant and applicable to clinical nursing." Dr. Ray Higginson, Senior Lecturer in Critical Care, University of Glamorgan. "This book successfully takes a biomedical approach to understanding nursing care, which provides a solid foundation of knowledge. The related activities integrated into the text to facilitate learning also help to place the theory into a real world environment." Anne Waugh, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care, Napier University. "Whilst focusing on the Foundation of Nursing, this engaging and creatively written book illustrates the amazing diversity and complexity of nursing in the 21st Century. Its wide reaching content is presented in a variety of modes that facilitate reflection, critical thinking and foster practical application. As such this book provides nursing students with a comprehensive resource from which to develop the knowledge and evidence base expertise required to become a qualified nurse." Dawn Freshwater, Professor and Head of School, University of Leeds, Editor Journal Psychiatric mental health nursing "Anatomy and Physiology in Action - These are great, really useful. The explanations are simple, and easy to understand. The diagrams in the book that are anatomy and physiology related are again, clear and easy to understand... The learning objectives, give clear information as to the content of the chapter and what the student can expect to gain from reading the chapter.I would happily recommend this book (to) my fellow students... I would also be happy to recommend this book to any one considering starting their nurse training, and would be more than happy to recommend it to my personal tutor and suggest that it is added to the reading list." Joanne Starkes, 2nd year Nursing Student, Bournemouth University, UK "I think that these (scenarios) are useful because they make the information less theoretical by relating it to a person and following through their medical journey, making it easier to read than a block of more generalised text... I find this style of writing easy to follow as the sections are not too big and they are broken up with bullet points, pictures and information boxes... I would recommend this book to other students - particularly people like myself who struggle with big blocks of texts and books that assume you know everything." Claire McHugh, Student Nurse, Southampton University, UK "The large section on the nurse's role is fantastic as it will give anyone who is just starting out on the path to becoming a nurse a great insight into this very important role... I found the exercises and small quizzes throughout the book very useful and believe that they would be a good source for revision for students. I was particularly impressed with the inclusion of chapters on the learning disability, mental health and child branches as these are often left out of general nursing books." Vicky Bain, Nursing Student This comprehensive foundation textbook uniquely combines anatomy and physiology with nursing theory and professional issues to present a unified approach to patient care and the modern nurse's role. Using an array of pedagogy, the text applies theory to practice taking a student-friendly approach designed to help improve clinical effectiveness and successfully integrate your nursing knowledge. Key features include: With over 250 themed boxes, covering the application of theory into practice, essential A&P, professional reflection and evidence-based care, the text asks you to consider how to improve practices and procedures. Includes over 40 patient Scenarios such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and acute myocardial infarction, each identifying best practice for the most common clinical presentations. Multiple-choice quizzes at the end of each chapter assist learning, revision and development of professional portfolios. Includes a chapter on each of the different nursing branches to provide valuable insight into key areas of the nursing role. Chapters on first aid, pharmacology and drug calculations help instil confidence in these vital but notoriously difficult areas. This core text is essential reading for all student nurses on the journey to become fit to practice! Visit www.openup.co.uk/foundationsofnursing to access online learning resources to accompany Foundations of Nursing: an Integrated Approach. This includes PowerPoint slides, multiple-choice questions and video interviews with the author and a Patient Relations manager.

Gastrointestinal Nursing

A Lifespan Approach

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Author: Paul Ong,Rachel Skittrall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1498769594

Category: Medical

Page: 191

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Disorders of the gastrointestinal tract make up some of the most common illnesses experienced across the lifespan affecting individuals in infancy, childhood and adulthood. ? This essential guide to the gastrointestinal system will enable nurses and allied health professionals to apply principles of anatomy and physiology to clinical practice. Taking a practical and evidence-based approach, each chapter explores associated anatomy, function and abnormalities. Chapters use selected pathology and associated pathophysiology, from across the lifespan, to support understanding of how disorders can disrupt the development and function of the gastrointestinal tract. ? The accessible writing style and full colour illustrations make this an ideal introduction for students and professionals new to gastrointestinal care.

Outcome Assessment in Advanced Practice Nursing

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Author: Ruth M. Kleinpell

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826116291

Category: Medical

Page: 273

View: 1898

This book provides up-to-date resources and examples of outcome measures, tools and methods that can be used by APNs in their quest to keep pace with new developments in the rapidly expanding field of outcome measurement. The chapter authors, recognized expert practitioners, offer invaluable insight into the process of conducting outcomes assessments in all APN practice, including the clinical nurse, nurse practitioner, certified registered nurse anesthetist and certified nurse midwife practice specialties. Detailed figures, tables, and examples of outcome studies from actual research in APN practice make this an essential resource for evaluating the true impact the advanced practice nurse has on the delivery and fulfillment of care.

Gastrointestinal Nursing

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Author: Graeme Smith,Roger Watson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405143371

Category: Medical

Page: 216

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Many nurses work as specialist practitioners within several areas of gastrointestinal medicine, including inflammatory bowel disease, stoma care, nutrition, endoscopy and counselling. There has been a steady increase in nurse-led services and gastrointestinal nursing is an expanding area. This comprehensive text lays the foundation by reviewing the anatomy and physiology underlying common conditions before covering the pathophysiology of clinical features, causes, investigation and management. Underlying this approach will be the specific nursing aspects of caring for patients with gastrointestinal conditions, covering psychosocial factors and issues such as the measurement of health related quality of life.

Breast Cancer Nursing Care and Management

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Author: Victoria Harmer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444329340

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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"This book is an excellent resource for nurses working in either a hospital or primary care" —Breast Cancer Care News "This book would be really helpful to other breast cancer nurses and students about to embark on work in this field" —Journal of Community Nursing This comprehensive handbook is for nurses and other healthcare professionals involved in the care of people with breast cancer. It gives up-to-date evidence-based information and practical advice on nursing care throughout diagnosis, treatment, recovery and end-of-life care. Each chapter is written by an expert in the field. Topics include the anatomy of the breast, available treatments, complementary therapies, the psychological care of patients and their families, and the role of the specialist nurse. This book provides a well-balanced approach to all aspects of managing breast malignancy. The importance of writing from a nursing perspective is underlined so that the essence of support and bedside care is maintained. This second edition includes: Updates on guidelines as well as references to recent trials and changes to the breast screening programme A new chapter on survivorship issues covering the long-term consequences and effects of recovering from breast cancer

Initial Management of Acute Medical Patients

A Guide for Nurses and Healthcare Practitioners

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Author: Ian Wood,Michelle Garner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444337165

Category: Medical

Page: 310

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Rev. ed. of: Medical assessment units / edited by Ian Wood and Michelle Rhodes. London: Whurr, 2003.

Nurses Over 50

Options, Decisions and Outcomes

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Author: Jill Manthorpe,Roger Watson,JoyAnn Andrews

Publisher: The Policy Press

ISBN: 1861345445

Category: Political Science

Page: 30

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Drawing on interviews with policy makers, employers, older nurses and other stakeholders about the employment decisions of nurses aged over 50, this topical report looks at what encourages older nurses either to stay in the NHS or to leave.Nurses over 50: ·[vbTab]assesses the measures aimed at addressing the shortage of nurses and exposes the gap between policy rhetoric and practical reality;·[vbTab]explores the options, decisions and outcomes for nurses over 50 as a means of shedding light on aspects of employment transitions more generally;· argues that current measures fail to recognise the role that older nurses could play in the NHS and provides recommendations for policy and practice.Transitions after 50 seriesPeople are living longer, yet increasingly are leaving working life well before the state retirement age. The Joseph Rowntree Fountain programme, Transitions after 50, explores people's experiences, decisions and constraints as they pass from active labour market participation in their middle years towards a new identity in later life. Reports in this series look in particular at issues about work, income and activities beyond work during this period of transition.For other titles in this series, please follow the series link from the main catalogue page.

Intensive Care Nursing

A Framework for Practice

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Author: Philip Woodrow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134191200

Category: Medical

Page: 608

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This completely updated and revised new edition is specially written for qualified nurses working in intensive care nursing units. Fully comprehensive and developed to be as accessible as possible it contains four new chapters with valuable new and updated clinical scenarios to aid learning. Intensive Care Nursing is structured in user-friendly sections. Each chapter contains 'fundamental knowledge' needed to understand the chapter, an introduction, 'implications for practice', a chapter summary, completely updated further reading, 'time out' sections for revision and a clinical scenario with questions included. This second edition has been fully developed and reviewed by practitioners and teachers, as well as a senior pharmacist and covers: patient-focused issues of bedside nursing the technical knowledge necessary to care safely for ICU patients the more common and specialized disease processes and treatments encountered how nurses can use their knowledge and skills to develop their own and others' practice. A support website at www.routledge.com/textbooks/0415373239 links to other important sites, gives answers to the clinical scenario questions and provides a forum for discussion of important clinical issues. Written by a practice development nurse with a strong clinical background in intensive care nursing and experience of teaching nursing, Intensive Care Nursing is essential reading for nurses and health professionals working with high dependency patients.

The Textbook of Non-Medical Prescribing

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Author: Dilyse Nuttall,Jane Rutt-Howard

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405199350

Category: Medical

Page: 368

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The Textbook of Non-Medical Prescribing addresses all the key issues relevant to non-medical prescribing, bringing together essential knowledge, key issues, and skills in a single text. This accessible, engaging and comprehensive resource explores the history of non-medical prescribing; prescribing in context; ethical, legal and professional issues in relation to prescribing practice; factors influencing prescribing; effective consultations; essential pharmacology; the role of the multi-disciplinary team; clinical skills; prescribing for specific groups; and the future of nurse prescribing. With case studies throughout, The Textbook of Non-Medical Prescribing is essential reading for all students on non-medical prescribing courses. It is also of use to qualified health professionals, be they prescribers themselves or interested in the concepts of non-medical prescribing.

Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology

For Nursing and Healthcare Students

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Author: Ian Peate,Muralitharan Nair

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119055520

Category: Medical

Page: 656

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Over 300 superb full colour illustrations.

Dietary Reference Intakes

The Essential Guide to Nutrient Requirements

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Author: Food and Nutrition Board,Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 030965646X

Category: Medical

Page: 1329

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Widely regarded as the classic reference work for the nutrition, dietetic, and allied health professions since its introduction in 1943, Recommended Dietary Allowances has been the accepted source in nutrient allowances for healthy people. Responding to the expansion of scientific knowledge about the roles of nutrients in human health, the Food and Nutrition Board of the Institute of Medicine, in partnership with Health Canada, has updated what used to be known as Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) and renamed their new approach to these guidelines Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs). Since 1998, the Institute of Medicine has issued eight exhaustive volumes of DRIs that offer quantitative estimates of nutrient intakes to be used for planning and assessing diets applicable to healthy individuals in the United States and Canada. Now, for the first time, all eight volumes are summarized in one easy-to-use reference volume, Dietary Reference Intakes: The Essential Reference for Dietary Planning and Assessment. Organized by nutrient for ready use, this popular reference volume reviews the function of each nutrient in the human body, food sources, usual dietary intakes, and effects of deficiencies and excessive intakes. For each nutrient of food component, information includes: Estimated average requirement and its standard deviation by age and gender. Recommended dietary allowance, based on the estimated average requirement and deviation. Adequate intake level, where a recommended dietary allowance cannot be based on an estimated average requirement. Tolerable upper intake levels above which risk of toxicity would increase. Along with dietary reference values for the intakes of nutrients by Americans and Canadians, this book presents recommendations for health maintenance and the reduction of chronic disease risk. Also included is a “Summary Table of Dietary Reference Intakes,” an updated practical summary of the recommendations. In addition, Dietary Reference Intakes: The Essential Reference for Dietary Planning and Assessment provides information about: Guiding principles for nutrition labeling and fortification Applications in dietary planning Proposed definition of dietary fiber A risk assessment model for establishing upper intake levels for nutrients Proposed definition and plan for review of dietary antioxidants and related compounds Dietitians, community nutritionists, nutrition educators, nutritionists working in government agencies, and nutrition students at the postsecondary level, as well as other health professionals, will find Dietary Reference Intakes: The Essential Reference for Dietary Planning and Assessment an invaluable resource.

Nursing Theories and Nursing Practice

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Author: Marlaine C Smith,Marilyn E Parker

Publisher: F.A. Davis

ISBN: 0803642245

Category: Medical

Page: 564

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Noted nursing scholars explore the historical and contemporary theories that are the foundation of nursing practice today. The 4th Edition of this popular book meets the needs of today’s students with an expanded focus on the middle range theories and practice models that link theory to clinical practice. You’ll explore their role in the real-world and learn how they are used to research and test the interventions with the best outcomes.

Essentials of Palliative Care

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Author: Nalini Vadivelu,Alan David Kaye,Jack M. Berger

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461451647

Category: Medical

Page: 518

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Essentials of Palliative Care is a to-the-point, clinically oriented resource for all members of the multidisciplinary palliative care team and trainees. It covers practical clinical topics, including assessment of the patient and pain and symptom management, and practical non-medical topics central to providing effective palliative care, including psychological management, guidance on how to help patients and their families through the many healthcare decision points they face, and sensitivity to the goals and culture of the patient. Review questions, with detailed answers, provide a convenient way for readers to test their knowledge. Features: · Concise, comprehensive, clinically focused · Multiple choice review questions, with detailed answers · Expert contributors from leading institutions · Coordination of care by palliative care team a major focus

Nursing, Caring, and Complexity Science

For Human Environment Well-Being

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Author: Dr. Alice Ware Davidson, RN, Ph.D.,Dr. Marilyn A Ray, PhD, RN, CTN-A, FAAN,Marian C. Turkel, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826125880

Category: Medical

Page: 432

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2011 AJN Book of the Year Winner in Professional Development and Issues! "This collected scholarship...will inform the personal/professional evolution of caring and nursing into this century and beyond, inviting new visions of the evolved human in the world of practice, education, research, administration, and clinical care. It is truly a visionary futuristic manifesto for this time in nursing and health sciences at all levels." Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN University of Colorado Denver College of Nursing Founder: Watson Caring Science Institute, Boulder, Colorado (From the Reflection) This innovative volume explores nursing and complexity science, and investigates how they relate in research, education, and practice. The book examines best methods for using complex systems, with expert contributing authors drawn from nursing, sociology, informatics, and mathematics. Each author is actively involved in studying and applying complexity science in diverse populations and various settings-especially in terms of nursing, chronic care, health care organizations, and community health networks. Chapters conclude with a response written by a nursing scholar, administrator, or practitioner, focusing on chapter concepts relevant to the complex systems seen in nursing. Chapters also include models that relate how these concepts can be used in practice, management, education, and research-from micro to macro scales. The first of its kind, this book demonstrates the potential of complex systems perspectives in nursing and health care research, education, and practice. Key Features Presents the central concepts of complexity science as they relate to nursing Facilitates greater understanding of human caring relationships through the lens of complex organizational systems Provides examples of how to create and implement complex systems models that enhance care for individuals, and in leadership roles, organizational caring, nursing informatics, and research methods

Managing Long-term Conditions and Chronic Illness in Primary Care

A Guide to Good Practice

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Author: Judith Carrier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113513085X

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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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 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.