With a complex range of chronic illnesses identified as national health priorities in Australia and New Zealand, nurses and health professionals are increasingly caring for people with chronic disease and disability across a variety of care settings. Acquiring the relevant knowledge and skills to work with people who have a chronic illness and/or disability is vital to providing quality, competent care.
Living with Chronic Illness and Disability: principles for nursing practice, 3rd edition has been fully revised to reflect the most current local and international research, focusing on a range of common chronic illnesses and disabilities, including: stroke, cancer, heart disease, mental illness, dementia, diabetes, asthma and obesity.
The third edition provides a holistic framework and models of care that are essential for caring for individuals and families living the life altering journey of chronic illness and disability.
- A reinforced focus on person- and family-centred care
- Chapter 2 Partnerships in collaborative care includes new sections on the role of the pharmacist, paramedic and exercise physiologist
- Principles for nursing practice are embedded throughout Section 2
- Evolve Resources for students and instructors provide additional multimedia resources and reflective questions to assist learning and promote self-inquiry
Section 1: Frameworks for chronic illness and disability Section 2: Principles for nursing practice
Amanda Johnson Head of School, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine NSW/ACT, Australian Catholic University; Adjunct Associate Professor , Western Sydney University, NSW..