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 lifealtering 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
For families with a child who has a serious illness or disability, a unique tool by respected rehabilitation counseling experts that focuses on the entire family, shows them how to thrive in the face of burdens that feel unbearable.
The newest edition of The Psychological and Social Impact of Illness and Disability continues the tradition of presenting a realistic perspective on life with disabilities and then improves upon its predecessors with the inclusion of illness as a major influence on client care needs. Articles included represent the best of developing concepts, theory, research, and intervention approaches. Classic articles kept from previous editions round out a diversity of viewpoints that will enrich student understanding of what is important in beginning rehabilitation practice. Further broadening the scope of this edition is the inclusion of personal perspectives and stories from those living with illness or disabilities. These stories offer a glimpse into what it is like to cope day to day with these issues and direct examples of how effective current care models and rehabilitation theories can be. Relevant, expert articles plus insightful narratives combine to offer a bridge between theory and reality and guide students and professionals in rehabilitation practice closer to their goal of enhancing the quality of life for all individuals.
This text provides evidence-based principles for practice for chronic illness and disability. It provides a solid theoretical and practical foundation for students in their 2nd and 3rd years. The book includes a holistic framework for major and common chronic illness and disability.
Care of the Adult with a Chronic Illness or Disability equips nurses working in a variety of community care settings with the tools and knowledge needed for caring for the adult patient living with a chronic or disabling condition. Nursing care is addressed within the interdisciplinary team approach necessary for handling complex chronic conditions and the attendant physical and psychosocial issues. In addition to interdisciplinary treatment of the immediate condition, interventions that help the patient reach rehabilitation goals in functional and lifestyle independence are also covered as are family and caregiver concerns, ethical considerations, and end-of-life issues. Special Think S boxes synthesize the symptoms, sequela, safety, support, and satisfaction issues unique to each chronic condition. Descriptive case studies at the end of each chapter illustrate the interdisciplinary team approach to caring for the patient with a chronic illness or disability. Nursing care is addressed as part of the interdisciplinary team approach to planning and directing patient care for successful outcomes. Each chronic illness and disability is introduced with an overview of the pertinent pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and diagnostic tests. Family and caregiver concerns, ethical considerations, and end-of-life issues specific to a chronic condition are discussed as appropriate. Alternative and complementary therapies are covered in a separate chapter and more specifically within each chronic condition chapter. Internet and other resources relevant to each condition are included in a box at the end of each chapter. Chapters are organized by body system for easy reference and access to specific chronic conditions. Chapter Objectives give the reader an overview of pertinent chapter points. Unit I: General Concepts of Chronic Care Nursing covers general concepts of chronic care nursing, including frameworks of chronic care nursing, the various settings of chronic care nursing, and alternative approaches and therapies in chronic care nursing. Unit II: Caring for the Adult With a Chronic Illness or Disability is organized by body system with each chapter focusing on specific chronic illnesses or disabilities. Unit III: Caring for the Adult Living With Cancer or HIV/AIDS focuses on the patient living with cancer or HIV/AIDS and the unique issues that accompany potentially terminal illnesses.
Insider Perspectives and Strategies for Counselors
Author: Noreen M. Glover-Graf, RhD, CRC
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
"What a marvelous and amazing textbook. Drs. Marini, Glover-Graf and Millington have done a remarkable job in the design of this highly unique book, that comprehensively and very thoughtfully addresses the psychosocial aspects of the disability experience. These highly respected scholars have produced a major work that will be a central text in rehabilitation education for years to come." From the Foreword by Michael J. Leahy, Ph.D., LPC, CRC Office of Rehabilitation and Disability Studies Michigan State University "This is an excellent book, but the best parts are the stories of the disabled, which give readers insights into their struggles and triumphs." Score: 94, 4 Stars--Doody's Medical Reviews What are the differences between individuals with disabilities who flourish as opposed to those who never really adjust after a trauma? How are those born with a disability different from individuals who acquire one later in life? This is the first textbook about the psychosocial aspects of disability to provide students and practitioners of rehabilitation counseling with vivid insight into the experience of living with a disability. It features the first-person narratives of 16 people living with a variety of disabling conditions, which are integrated with sociological and societal perspectives toward disability, and strategies for counseling persons with disabilities. Using a minority model perspective to address disability, the book focuses on historical perspectives, cultural variants regarding disability, myths and misconceptions, the attitudes of special interest and occupational groups, the psychology of disability with a focus on positive psychology, and adjustments to disability by the individual and family. A wealth of counseling guidelines and useful strategies are geared specifically to individual disabilities. Key Features: Contains narratives of people living with blindness, hearing impairments, spinal cord injuries, muscular dystrophy, polio, mental illness, and other disabilities Provides counseling guidelines and strategies specifically geared toward specific disabilities, including "dos and don'ts" Includes psychological and sociological research relating to individual disabilities Discusses ongoing treatment issues and ethical dilemmas for rehabilitation counselors Presents thought-provoking discussion questions in each chapter Authored by prominent professor and researcher who became disabled as a young adult