Chronic Illness

Impact of Chronic Illness A chronic illness affects all aspects of an individual's life
. However , the impact felt by each individual may be different due to the
individual's personality traits , beliefs and values , the support systems the
individual has ...

Author: Ilene Morof Lubkin

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763735949

Category: Medical

Page: 680

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The best-selling Chronic Illness: Impact and Intervention continues to focus on the various aspects of chronic illness that influence both patients and their families. Topics include the sociological, psychological, ethical, organizational, and financial factors, as well as individual and system outcomes. the revised Sixth Edition includes new chapters on palliative care, complementary and alternative therapies, and self-efficacy, as well as added material on culturally competent care. Intended for nurses, social workers, and rehabilitation professionals, Chronic Illness demonstrates how the h

Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability

and disability is far - reaching , extending beyond the individual to all those with
whom the individual has contact . Chronic illness and disability affect all facets of

Author: Donna R. Falvo

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763731668

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 572

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A comprehensive text that provides easy-to-understand explanations of medical aspects of common chronic illnesses and disabilities.

Coping with Chronic Illness and Disability

Rudolf H. Moos and Charles J. Holahan An acute health crisis and its
progression into a chronic illness or disability (CID) is a turning point in an
individual's life. The vivid confrontation with a severe physical illness or injury,
prolonged ...

Author: Erin Martz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387486703

Category: Psychology

Page: 430

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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.

Chronic Illness

Individual body images may change over time , depending on life tasks such as
learning one's gender role , performing a job or sport , creating a family , body or
brain chemistry and structure , or aging . In chronic illness , body image is both a

Author: Pamala D. Larsen

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 076375126X

Category: Medical

Page: 634

View: 581


The new edition of best-selling Chronic Illness: Impact and Intervention continues to focus on the various aspects of chronic illness that influence both patients and their families. Topics include the sociological, psychological, ethical, organizational, and financial factors, as well as individual and system outcomes. The Seventh Edition has been completely revised and updated and includes new chapters on Models of Care, Culture, Psychosocial Adjustment, Self-Care, Health Promotion, and Symptom Management. Key Features Include: * Chapter Introductions * Chapter Study Questions * Case Studies * Evidence-Based Practice Boxes * List of websites appropriate to each chapter * Individual and System Outcomes

Life with Chronic Illness

Strauss and colleagues ( 1975 ; 1984 ) used the term " trajectory " in their
discussion of the uncertainty of chronic illness . They coined the term " illness
trajectory " to refer not only to the physiological manifestations of a sick person's
disease ...

Author: Ariela Royer

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0275961230

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 211

View: 811


An important contribution to the study of the social and psychological factors related to living with long-term chronic illness.

Families Living with Chronic Illness and Disability

The family is not just affected by chronic illness or severe disability . It can
positively influence the recovery and eventual adjustment process ( Cohen ,
1999 ) . With the impact of a traumatic medical condition , many family members
are forced ...

Author: Paul W. Power, CRC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826155812

Category: Medical

Page: 290

View: 964



Chronic Illness

THE SOCIAL COURSE OF CHRONIC ILLNESS Delegitimation , Resistance , and
Transformation in North American and Chinese Societies ARTHUR KLEINMAN
Our only hope will lie in the frail web of understanding of one person for the pain

Author: S. Kay Toombs

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253113555

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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"…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.

Chronic Illness Impact and Interventions

Student workbook Dorothy Baker, Ilene Morof Lubkin. SIXTH EDITION CHRONIC

Author: Dorothy Baker

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763757756

Category: Chronic diseases

Page: 201

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Family Therapy and Chronic Illness

Chronic Illness and the Family Meaning System Joan D. Atwood Estelle
Weinstein Abstract Recently, there has been an increased recognition of the
importance of addressing the therapy needs of couples and families where there
is a ...


Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412850209

Category: Social Science

Page: 211

View: 213


Treatment for the chronically ill has traditionally focused on physical factors and symptoms, despite the fact that chronic illness also affects life in an emotional and spiritual way. The approach toward treatment described in this volume addresses all aspects of a patient's life, including their interpersonal experiences and relationships, presenting family therapists and family physicians as part of the same treatment team. This volume thus provides a foundation for understanding the role illness plays in family systems. The meaning an individual gives to an illness is profoundly influenced by and influences that person's social world. In turn, social culture and social networks both shape and are shaped by the individual's experiences. Exploring how the meaning of chronic illness is defined tells us much about the individual's interpersonal relations and the resultant meaning given to the person's illness. As a consequence, family therapy must be an integral part of the treatment plan for chronically ill patients . Family Therapy and Chronic Illness approaches chronic illness from a leading-edge perspective. This approach enables therapists to listen attentively to complicated narratives. Because these stories, feelings, and emotions are difficult to describe, the clients have demanding "telling" tasks while therapists have demanding "listening" tasks. This book sends an important message not just about the chronically ill, but also about their families, therapists, and doctors, and how they can work together to develop the best treatment plan possible. Joan D. Atwood is the director and founder of Marriage and Family Therapists of New York and Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at Hofstra University. Concetta Gallo is an associate in the Office of Higher Education at the New York State Education Department in New York City.

Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability Among African Americans

6 Intrapersonal Resources for Increasing Adaptive Functioning Among African
Americans with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses As discussed in the previous
two chapters , social support has beneficial aspects for improving outcomes
among ...

Author: Faye Z. Belgrave

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0865692424

Category: Medical

Page: 156

View: 243


An examination of psychosocial aspects of disability and chronic illness among African Americans.

So You Want to Start a Chronic Illness Pain ministry

illness/pain. ministry? ESSENTIAL #2: Chronic Illness Ministry is Needed In this
chapter you will learn: ä Why there is a need for chronic illness/pain ministry. ä
Why pastoral counseling isn't enough. ä Why a secular support group isn't

Author: Lisa Copen

Publisher: Rest Ministries, Inc.

ISBN: 9780971660007



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100 Questions Answers About Chronic Illness

Chronic illness isolates us. The rest of the world seems to be going on about their
business while you are left on the outside looking in, with your disease your only
companion. Society has rituals for dealing with illness. If you are just a little ...

Author: Robert A. Norman

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1449631819

Category: Medical

Page: 178

View: 629


Whether you're a newly diagnosed patient, or are a friend or relative of someone suffering from Chronic Illness, this book offers help. The only text available to provide both the doctor's and patient's views, 100 Questions & Answers About Chronic Illness gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions about treatment options and quality of life, and provides sources of support from both the doctor’s and patient’s viewpoints. This book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of Chronic Illness.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Illness and Disability

Chapter 3 covers issues facing professionals involved in the treatment of
individuals with chronic conditions, discusses the linkage between cognition,
stress and chronic illness, and provides a rationale for the application of cognitive

Author: Renee R. Taylor

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387253107

Category: Psychology

Page: 378

View: 855


Severe pain, debilitating fatigue, sleep disruption, severe gastrointestinal distress – these hallmarks of chronic illness complicate treatment as surely as they disrupt patients’ lives, in no small part because of the overlap between biological pathology and resulting psychological distress. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Illness and Disability cuts across formal diagnostic categories to apply proven therapeutic techniques to potentially devastating conditions, from first assessment to end of treatment. Four extended clinical case examples of patients with chronic fatigue, rheumatoid arthritis, inoperable cancer, and Crohn’s disease are used throughout the book to demonstrate how cognitive-behavioral interventions can be used to effectively address ongoing medical stressors and their attendant depression, anxiety, and quality-of-life concerns. At the same time, they highlight specific patient and therapist challenges commonly associated with chronic conditions. From implementing core CBT strategies to ensuring medication compliance, Renee Taylor offers professionals insights for synthesizing therapeutic knowledge with practical understanding of chronic disease. Her nuanced client portraits also show how individual patients can vary—even within themselves. This book offers clinicians invaluable help with - Conceptualizing patient problems - Developing the therapeutic relationship - Pacing of therapy - Cognitive restructuring - Behavioral modification - Problem solving - Fostering coping and adapting skills Taylor’s coverage is both clean and hands-on, with helpful assessments and therapy worksheets for quick reference. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Illness and Disability gives practitioners of CBT new insights into this population and provides newer practitioners with vital tools and tactics. All therapists will benefit as their clients can gain new confidence and regain control of their lives.

How Do Families Cope With Chronic Illness

It is a paradox of modern medicine that chronic physical illness is increasingly
prevalent across the life span. For children and adults, many recent technical
innovations have prolonged the lives of those who suffer severe illness and injury

Author: Robert E. Cole

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134769308

Category: Psychology

Page: 242

View: 534


Because chronic disorder is becoming an ordinary feature of family life and development, understanding its impact has become critical. This volume, and the conference proceedings it reports, represents a major effort to examine the family's response to chronic physical or psychopathological illness in one or more of its members. Recent data are revising our notions of chronic illness. Evidence is mounting that chronic psychiatric disorders reflect, in part, abnormalities of brain structure and function. In this sense, they are, in part, medical disorders. On the other hand, a number of traditionally labeled medical disorders produce a broad range of psychological symptoms and are exquisitely sensitive to psychosocial influences. Families undergo a complex process of adaptation during which their response to stress and their fundamental beliefs about learning and parenting change. These beliefs endure and are difficult to alter. By examining the processes in a wide range of chronic conditions, this volume helps to identify the common, underlying processes of adaptation. The first three chapters concern the families' responses to disorders that are distinctly medical; the next three focus on families' responses to "grey zone" disorders or anomalies that appear early in life, minor physical anomalies, and communication handicaps; and one chapter focuses exclusively on schizophrenia. The last chapter reflects an effort to develop a model based on the experience of researchers with both psychiatric and medical illness.

Coping with Chronic Illness

Illness tries to cheat you out of so much in life. And your spouse may end up
living as a “married widow or widower,” sexually speaking. One author described
the impact of chronic illness and losses upon a husband this way: Throughout
their ...

Author: H. Norman Wright

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780736937467

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 240

View: 993


Nearly 1 in 2 Americans suffer from some chronic condition—either an illness like fibromyalgia or conditions such as migraine headaches or chronic neck and back pain. With numbers like these, it’s fair to say we have a health crisis on our hands. Respected therapist H. Norman Wright, along with Lynn Ellis, a researcher with firsthand experience with fibromyalgia, lupus, and chronic fatigue, shares practical, hopeful answers for those who suffer from what are often called “invisible illnesses.” Readers will benefit from realizing they are not alone even if others don’t understand what they are experiencing. They will also find helpful ideas for managing relationships with their doctors and their families insight into God’s perspective and caring for those who suffer practical ways to manage the stress, fear, and depression that often comes with chronic illness Coping with Chronic Illness is the perfect resource for those who struggle as well as for their families and friends, lay counselors, medical professionals, and pastors.

Chronic Illness

If a normal person is going to feel competent and want to go forward , you can
imagine what it is like to be chronically ill and feel competent . Most of us who are
chronically ill spend a lot of time hiding behind our deficiencies and trying to ...

Author: Julie A. Allender

Publisher: Wellness Institute, Inc.

ISBN: 1587410516

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 120

View: 322


Chronic Illness

If you have ever been chronically or seriously ill for an extended period of time,
the ramifications are usually intense, severe, heartbreaking, and wrenching, often
creating despondency and hopelessness. Your previous manner of life, whether

Author: Christopher McCouch

Publisher: Holy Fire Publishing

ISBN: 9781933899459

Category: Religion

Page: 116

View: 587


McCouch presents the uplifting story that follows the challenges and triumphs experienced by a diabetic child through his lifetime. (Practical Life)

Sexuality and Chronic Illness

When assessing and treating a sexual problem in someone who is chronically ill ,
the clinician's first task is often to shift the focus from the individual to the dyad . In
this chapter , we present a model of health care for couples that is relevant not ...

Author: Leslie R. Schover

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 089862715X

Category: Psychology

Page: 357

View: 635


This much-needed work presents a clear, sensitive, and practical guide for clinicians who treat sexual problems among chronically ill men and women. Providing a comprehensive analysis of the difficulties faced by these individuals in their attempts to live full lives, the volume teaches clinicians basic skills needed to comfortably discuss sexuality with patients, assess sexual problems using both psychological and medical approaches, and create a systematic treatment plan. Authors Schover and Jensen's consistent emphasis on integrative assessment and therapeutic techniques goes a long way toward rectifying the imbalance often created by a strictly medical or psychological techniques.

Translating Chronic Illness Research into Practice

The purpose of this book is to provide both a synthesis and a critique of recent
advances in chronic illness research and to consider the applicability of that
research to chronic illness prevention, treatment and care. The aim has been to
present ...

Author: Debbie Kralik

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444318691

Category: Medical

Page: 224

View: 180


Translating Chronic Illness Research into Practice presentsrecent developments in chronic illness research and theirimplications for clinical practice. It delivers both a synthesisand a critique of current chronic illness research and itsapplications to chronic illness prevention, treatment and care. Itpromotes advances in knowledge about chronic illness, includingdiscussion of the future directions for chronic illness researchand gaps in present knowledge about effective chronic illnessprevention, treatment and care. Key features: Contains contributions from internationally renownedresearchers in chronic illness Focuses on three key concepts, translating research intopractice, chronic illness and practice, and bridges the boundariesbetween them Is applicable to an international, multi-disciplinaryreadership For researchers and practitioners across healthdisciplines

Chronic Illness in Canada

Recently we added a complex chronic illness course to our nursing program at
Mount Royal University. Our search of textbooks for this course led us to the
seventh edition of Chronic Illness: Impact and Intervention. What we initially
admired ...

Author: Marnie Kramer-Kile

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9781449681944

Category: Medical

Page: 574

View: 768


Adapted from our best-selling text, Chronic Illness: Impact and Intervention, Eighth Edition by Pamala D. Larsen and Ilene Morof Lubkin, this text includes recent definitions and models of care aimed towards chronic disease management (CDM) currently used in Canada. Canadian and global perspectives on chronic illness management are addressed throughout the text, and chapters on the role of primary health care in chronic care, family nursing, global health, and chronic illness are included to address the needs of nursing curriculum standards in Canada. Key Features *Chapter on complementary therapies within a Canadian health context *Every chapter is updated to include Canadian content and an emphasis on global healthcare *Contains theoretical and practical perspectives to address the continuing emergence of chronic illness in Canada and the world