Description : Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness, Sixth Edition is intended to teach students, counselors and other medical professionals working with the chronically ill and disabled how to better understand the manifestations of common chronic illnesses and the disabilities among their clients.
Description : People with chronic illness are living longer and are more often managing their illness, with the help of family and carers, within their home and community environments. Chronic Illness and Disability is a new comprehensive text that provides principles for practice supported by the evidence from Australian and international literature for chronic illness, disability nursing. The text includes a holistic framework for major and common chronic illness, disability and palliative care for Australian and New Zealand nurses, and has been written by a multidisciplinary team of expert clinicians and academics from across the region.
Description : Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability, Fifth Edition helps students and counselors with little to no medical background better understand manifestations of common chronic illnesses and disabilities that their clients experience. By using the text, readers will gain a better understanding of the impact that chronic illness and disability has on all aspects of clients’ lives in order to help them build and strengthen personal resources to achieve optimal functioning and full inclusion and participation in all aspects of their life. Discussions include symptoms, diagnoses, treatments, and prognoses. Due to rapid changes in the medical as well as rehabilitation field, the fifth edition contains updated medical and psychosocial information and research. In addition, it offers more emphasis on the International Classification of Functioning Disability, and Health (ICF) as a standard for conceptualizing disability and classifying associated functional status. Also included is more thorough coverage of cultural concerns and the impact of cultural issues on the counseling process.
Description : This book synthesizes the expanding literature on coping styles and strategies by analyzing how individuals with CID face challenges, find and use their strengths, and alter their environment to fit their life-changing realities. The book includes up-to-date information on coping with high-profile conditions, such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injury, in-depth coverage of HIV/AIDS, chronic pain, and severe mental illness, and more.
Description : Care of the Adult with a Chronic Illness or Disability equips nurses working in a variety of community care settings with the tools and knowledge needed for caring for the adult patient living with a chronic or disabling condition. Nursing care is addressed within the interdisciplinary team approach necessary for handling complex chronic conditions and the attendant physical and psychosocial issues. In addition to interdisciplinary treatment of the immediate condition, interventions that help the patient reach rehabilitation goals in functional and lifestyle independence are also covered as are family and caregiver concerns, ethical considerations, and end-of-life issues. Special Think S boxes synthesize the symptoms, sequela, safety, support, and satisfaction issues unique to each chronic condition. Descriptive case studies at the end of each chapter illustrate the interdisciplinary team approach to caring for the patient with a chronic illness or disability. Nursing care is addressed as part of the interdisciplinary team approach to planning and directing patient care for successful outcomes. Each chronic illness and disability is introduced with an overview of the pertinent pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and diagnostic tests. Family and caregiver concerns, ethical considerations, and end-of-life issues specific to a chronic condition are discussed as appropriate. Alternative and complementary therapies are covered in a separate chapter and more specifically within each chronic condition chapter. Internet and other resources relevant to each condition are included in a box at the end of each chapter. Chapters are organized by body system for easy reference and access to specific chronic conditions. Chapter Objectives give the reader an overview of pertinent chapter points. Unit I: General Concepts of Chronic Care Nursing covers general concepts of chronic care nursing, including frameworks of chronic care nursing, the various settings of chronic care nursing, and alternative approaches and therapies in chronic care nursing. Unit II: Caring for the Adult With a Chronic Illness or Disability is organized by body system with each chapter focusing on specific chronic illnesses or disabilities. Unit III: Caring for the Adult Living With Cancer or HIV/AIDS focuses on the patient living with cancer or HIV/AIDS and the unique issues that accompany potentially terminal illnesses.
Description : Explores how people with various chronic illnesses and disabilities are affected by their conditions, how they react to and cope with them, and what factors are linked to successful psychological adaptation. After reviewing theory, methods, and measures of adaptation, focuses on various traumatic or
Description : "…excellent…" -- Choices - Choice on Dying Newsletter "Toombs, Barnard, and Carson have organized and edited a valuable series of papers that provide a rare perspective on the impact of chronic illness. Beginning with the person who is experiencing the chronic condition, they are able to weave an important blend of personal, social, and policy themes." -- Choice "This volume of collected essays is a solid contribution to the medical humanities literature on chronic illness... the contributors have produced a cohesive, systematic, and sensitive examination of issues in chronic illness and disability." -- Medical Humanities Review "Although it may seem to be intended largely for health care providers, this thought-provoking volume has much that will interest a wider lay audience." -- Medical and Health Annual An often moving exploration of the human, moral, and policy aspects of a health issue that affects each of us. Through first-person accounts and the perspectives of literature, medicine, philosophy, and religion, this book explores what it means to live with chronic illness and the implications of this experience for social policy, health care, bioethics, and the professions.
Description : Rehabilitation practitioners face the difficult task of helping clients adjust to chronic illness or disability. This can be a long and trying process for both practitioner and client. With this handbook, however, practitioners and students can gain a wealth of insight into the critical issues clients face daily. This book presents the dominant theories, models, and evidence-based techniques necessary to help the psychosocial adjustment of chronically ill or disabled persons. Each chapter is written from an evidence-based practice (EBP) perspective, and explores how important issues (i.e., social stigma, social support, sexuality, family, depression, and substance abuse) affect persons adjusting to chronic illness and disability. Key features include: A review of psychopharmacological treatment options for depression, anxiety, and other disorders coinciding with rehabilitation The effect of rehabilitation on the family, including key family intervention strategies Strategies for using positive psychology and motivational interviewing in rehabilitation Multiculturalism and the effect of culture on the adjustment process Ancillary materials including an instructor's manual with a syllabus, examination items, PowerPoint presentation, and answers to class exercises By incorporating research-based knowledge into clinical rehabilitation practice, health care professionals can ensure that people with chronic illness and disability receive only the best treatment.