Focusing particularly on issues most commonly seen by clinicians, this comprehensive introduction to caring for adults with long-term conditions discusses respiratory, renal and cardiovascular problems, as well as diabetes and dementia. It also explores a number of overarching topics, including psychological problems, depression, pharmacological challenges and end of life care. The book is essential reading for nursing students at all levels and is a useful reference for allied health professionals, including physiotherapists and occupational health practitioners.
Introduction to Long Term Conditions. Care and Management of Diabetes as a Long Term Condition. Care and Management of Heart Failure as a Long Term Condition. Care and Management of Renal Disease as a Long Term Condition. Care and Management of Stroke As a Long Term Condition. Care and Management of Respiratory Disease as a Long Term Condition. Living with Cancer as a Long Term Condition. Support and Care of People with Dementia. Psychological Aspects of Living with a Long Term Condition. Pharmacological Considerations for Older Patients with Co-Morbid Conditions. Chronic Pain Management. End-of-Life Care.