Coping with Chronic Illness: Overcoming Powerlessness / Edition 2

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Completely rewritten to include the most recent research and nursing strategies, the 3rd edition expands nurses' perceptions of persons with long-term health problems in a way that emphasizes patient and family power resources. The book includes nursing assessment, diagnosis, interventions, conceptual models, and related research.

Understanding patients' sense of powerlessness; analysis of coping skills; coping w. specific chronic health problems.

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Examines theories related to coping and powerlessness, and presents creative nursing strategies and a prototypical plan for decreasing powerlessness in chronically ill people and their families. This third edition is rewritten to include the most recent research and nursing strategies, with an emphasis on patient and family power resources. New to this edition are chapters on stress and coping, chronic sorrow, courage in chronic illness, and empowering people with AIDS. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803661929
  • Publisher: F. A. Davis Company
  • Publication date: 12/28/1991
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 433

Table of Contents

Pt. I Current Status 1
1 Client Power Resources 3
2 Analysis of Coping with Illness 21
3 Development of the Concept of Powerlessness: A Nursing Diagnosis 55
Pt. II Vulnerabilities Across the Life Span 89
4 Stress and Coping: Psychoneuroimmunology 91
5 Chronic Sorrow in Long-Term Illness Across the Life Span 125
6 Courage in Young Adults with Long-Term Health Concerns 145
7 Middlescent Obese Women: Overcoming Powerlessness 165
8 Powerlessness in Elderly Persons: Preventing Hopelessness 191
Pt. III Coping with Specific Chronic Health Problems 213
9 Powerlessness in Persons with End-Stage Renal Disease 215
10 Profiles of Locus of Control and Coping in Persons with Peripheral Vascular Disease 247
11 Energy Deficits in Chronically Ill Persons with Arthritis: Fatigue 265
12 Adjustment, Coping Resources, and Care of the Client with Multiple Sclerosis 293
13 Coping with Chronic Lung Disease: Maintaining Quality of Life 327
14 Empowering Persons Affected by Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome 377
Pt. IV Selected Nursing Strategies 435
15 Literature: A Dimension of Nursing Therapeutics 437
16 Imagery as a Means of Coping 467
17 Facilitating Behavior Change in Chronically Ill Persons 481
18 Enhancing Self-Esteem 505
19 Inspiring Hope 523
Index 547
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