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 lif ealtering 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