ABSTRACT

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.

chapter 1|23 pages

Social and political background

ByJudith Carrier

chapter 3|15 pages

Case management and disease-specific care management

ByJudith Carrier

chapter 4|16 pages

Importance of self-management

ByJudith Carrier

chapter 5|23 pages

Health behaviour change and motivational interviewing

ByClaire A. Lane

chapter 6|19 pages

How to identify a person with a long-term condition

ByJudith Carrier

chapter 7|19 pages

Effective management of people with a long-term condition

ByJudith Carrier

chapter 8|15 pages

Evidence-based practice

ByJudith Carrier

chapter 9|22 pages

Case scenarios

ByJudith Carrier

chapter 10|24 pages

Nutritional and medication management

ByJudith Carrier

chapter 11|2 pages

Afterword

ByJudith Carrier