Chronic Illness

" -- 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 ...

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

D OREGON www.atenete gevisenarefce Wyden Statement on Addressing the
Challenges of Chronic Illness As Prepared for Delivery Today the Finance
Committee focuses its attention on what , in my view , is the biggest challenge
ahead for ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Finance

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105050686539

Category: Chronic diseases

Page: 115

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Clinician s Guide to Pediatric Chronic Illness

Author: Michael J. Light

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

ISBN: 0071347208

Category: Medical

Page: 453

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Primary care physicians and nurse practitioners will welcome this ground-breaking guide to the treatment of children with chronic illnesses. The author explores the full range of health, family, and ethical concerns associated with chronically ill children, including nutrition, developmental issues, rehabilitation, mental health, surgical & orthopedic problems, home care, and abuse & neglect.

Teaching of Chronic Illness and Aging

In fact , an acute hospital might better be viewed as the necessary appendage to
the chronic disease hospital , rather than the other way around . Most disease ,
as people grow older , is chronic illness . The approach of the chronic disease ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015003814988

Category: Chronic diseases

Page: 132

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Medical Humanism Chronic Illness and the Body in Pain

Understanding Chronic Conditions Many complex diseases today have no cure.
While diagnoses of previously fatal conditions like tuberculosis (TB), HIV/AIDS,
and cancer largely meant a shorter life span, today many of these are in the
realm ...

Author: Vinita Agarwal

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781498596466

Category:

Page: 328

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With an increasing number of individuals living with chronic illness and pain, integrative approaches offering self-management support are needed. This book proposes a multi-layered framework integrating the body/self/environment that cultivates wholeness as an authentic embodied presence in alignment with a reflexive self.

Chronic Illness Among Residents of Nursing and Personal Care Homes United States May June 1964

figure for chronic illness for each resident in this report . The number of conditions
could vary from one to whatever number of coded conditions the resident might
have had . No attempt is made in this report to compare residents on the basis of
 ...

Author: Arne B. Nelson

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32437122135615

Category: Chronic diseases

Page: 43

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Chronic Illness

This book is designed to teach students about the whole client or patient versus the physical status of the client with chronic illness.

Author: Ilene Morof Lubkin

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9780763799663

Category: Medical

Page: 716

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The newest edition of best-selling Chronic Illness 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. This book is designed to teach students about the whole client or patient versus the physical status of the client with chronic illness. The study questions at the end of each chapter and the case studies help the students apply the information to real life. Evidence-based practice references are included in almost every chapter.

Public Policy Chronic Disease

Although the primary emphasis of programming for the chronically ill will be on
demonstration service programs , there are three important and concomitant
evaluation issues which can lead to improved service delivery programs . The
first is ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015004382001

Category: Arthritis

Page: 122

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Coping with Chronic Illness

Coping with Chronic Illness provides a unique approach to treating depressed clients with chronic illness. It includes innovative Life-Steps Module and teaches clients how to take good care of themselves despite their depression.

Author: Steven Safren

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195315165

Category: Medical

Page: 158

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The treatment outlined is based on standard interventions used in cognitive-behavioural therapy for depression, but adapted for persons with chronic illness, with the specific emphasis on self-care behaviours and medical adherence. It targets both depression and adherence in individuals living with a chronic illness who are also depressed.

Chronic Conditions Fluid States

Chronic Conditions, Fluid States explores the uneven impact of chronic illness and disability on individuals, families, and communities in diverse local and global settings.

Author: Lenore Manderson

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813549736

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Chronic Conditions, Fluid States explores the uneven impact of chronic illness and disability on individuals, families, and communities in diverse local and global settings. To date, much of the social as well as biomedical research has treated the experience of illness and the challenges of disease control and management as segmented and episodic. Breaking new ground in medical anthropology by challenging the chronic/acute divide in illness and disease, the editors, along with a group of rising scholars and some of the most influential minds in the field, address the concept of chronicity, an idea used to explain individual and local life-worlds, question public health discourse, and consider the relationship between health and the globalizing forces that shape it.

Meeting the Challenge of Chronic Illness

This book calls on policy makers, health care providers, and educators to address one of the greatest challenges facing the health care system.

Author: Robert L. Kane

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801882095

Category: Law

Page: 302

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Chronic conditions such as arthritis, heart disease, and Parkinson disease are the principal cause of all sickness and death in the United States and represent the vast majority of health care expenditures. Although we now live in a world dominated by chronic conditions, health care is still organized around a commitment to treating acute illnesses. Meeting the Challenge of Chronic Illness examines current deficiencies in chronic illness care and explores ways to improve it. Addressing the challenges of shifting from the primacy of acute illnesses to the predominance of chronic conditions, the authors identify the components necessary to reorganize and reform health care: properly prepared health care workers; involved patients and families; appropriate use of new technologies, especially information systems; an appropriate role for prevention; and the creation of funding approaches that will provide necessary incentives. This book calls on policy makers, health care providers, and educators to address one of the greatest challenges facing the health care system.

Good Days Bad Days

Describes how chronic illness affects one's self-image, friends, and family, shares the experiences of people with serious chronic illnesses, and shows how they find the strength to carry on

Author: Kathy Charmaz

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813519675

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 311

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Describes how chronic illness affects one's self-image, friends, and family, shares the experiences of people with serious chronic illnesses, and shows how they find the strength to carry on

When All Else Fails A Chronic Illness Journey Lyme Disease and Coinfections

Being in the midst of a chronic illness can be extremely difficult. Raven Wright came to realize through a partial recovery and a relapse that the issue was not, in fact, physical. Or it was not only physical.

Author: Raven Wright

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1982250690

Category: Self-Help

Page: 148

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Being in the midst of a chronic illness can be extremely difficult. Raven Wright came to realize through a partial recovery and a relapse that the issue was not, in fact, physical. Or it was not only physical. She came to recognize that patterns of past trauma and abuse were also in need of healing. It became clear that the magnitude of the physical pain and duress that she was in, was in fact equal to the amount of emotional pain that she had been carrying around for a lifetime. She finally understood that the key to physical healing for her was to heal the entire person. The journey of physical, emotional, and spiritual is what may be missing if a physical recovery isn't happening. At the time, she was hitting a wall and declining in her healing. She realized that she could not simply throw medicine at a broken heart. She had to dig deeper. There was not one aspect of life, past or present, that had not been addressed and overturned. It was crucial to her recovery. And because she turned this into an opportunity for healing, her life became more fulfilling and happy than she could have ever imagined.

Translating Chronic Illness Research into Practice

Translating Chronic Illness Research into Practice presents recent developments in chronic illness research and their implications for clinical practice.

Author: Debbie Kralik

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444318691

Category: Medical

Page: 224

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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

Ethnicity Disability and Chronic Illness

This book brings together significant emerging work on ethnicity, disability, chronic illness and caring by leading researchers in the field.

Author: W. I. Ahmad

Publisher: Race, Health, and Social Care

ISBN: UOM:39015050000614

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 154

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This book brings together significant emerging work on ethnicity, disability, chronic illness and caring by leading researchers in the field. They explore the experience of minority ethnic people, and examine: * the conceptualization of disability and chronic illness and the implications of particular definitions * the everyday living with a disability or chronic ill health * the role of services in providing support to disabled people and carers In theoretical terms the book problematizes distinctions between users and carers, between the social model of disability and more individual medical discourses, and argues that chronic illness and impairment can be made sense of only within personal, social and citizenship contexts; and ethnicity and racism remain important aspects of this wider context for minority ethnic people with impairment or chronic ill health. In terms of policy and practice, this volume highlights the continued problems experienced by minority ethnic disabled and chronically ill people and their families; and it shows that, although many of these users' experiences are shared with white users, the intensity and persistence of disadvantage that are faced by minority ethnic users can only be understood by reference to their racialized worlds. This book offers both theoretical advancement and practice relevance in the field, and is essential reading for students, teachers and researchers in health and community care, disability studies, social work, nursing, public health, social policy and sociology. The book will also be of value to practitioners and policy makers in health and social services.

Chronic Illness

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.

Author: Pamala D. Larsen

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 076375126X

Category: Medical

Page: 634

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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