In direct response to this development, this handbook is a practical guide to nursing in co-operation with other health care professionals within community settings. It explores the practical aspects of nursing patients with the most commonly encountered chronic conditions including:
In addition, abstract concepts such as assessment, team working and compliance are clearly explained in jargon free language.
Written by a group of practice nurses, specialist practitioners and nurse lecturers, the text is informed by current evidence, theoretical knowledge and a wealth of experience. It is an invaluable resource for student and qualified nurses and others training and working in health care.
|Publisher:||Macmillan Education UK|
|Product dimensions:||6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)|
About the Author
ALISON PARKER is a part-time Lecturer in the School of Health Studies at Homerton College, Cambridge and a part-time Practice Nurse in Cambridgeshire. She is particularly involved with asthma care and has published in this area.
Table of Contents
Preface.- PART 1: SELF CARE AND CHRONIC DISEASE.- Collaboration in Health Care?; T.Muncey.- Epidemiology; J.Street.- PART 2: ASSESSMENT OF CHRONIC DISEASE.- Assessment; T.Muncey.- Asthma Assessment; A.Parker.- Asthma Management; A.Parker.- PART 3: TEAMWORK IN CHRONIC DISEASE.- The Concept of Teamwork: S.Paulson.- Managing Diabetes; J.Bendall & T.Muncey.- Living with Diabetes; J.Bendall, J.Kelly & T.Muncey.- PART 4: COMPLIANCE IN CHRONIC DISEASE MANAGEMENT.- Compliance; J.Kelly.- Hypertension: Risks and Detection; J.Kelly.- Case Management of the Hypertensive Patient; S.Quilligan.- PART 5: SETTING UP THE NURSE-LED CLINIC.- The Nurse Led Clinic: Organisation and Responsibility; J.Davis.- Improving Care for the Patient with Epilepsy; J.Davis.- PART 6: PROFESSIONAL ISSUES.- Clinical Effectiveness; S.Crouch.- Appendix: Further Resources.- Bibliography.- Index.