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Chronic Disease Management
A Practical Guide
Edited by Tessa Muncey and Alison Parker
 
 
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08 Nov 2001
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With the delivery of care taking place increasingly within community settings it is more important than ever that nurses and other health care professionals working in primary health care teams are able to update and expand their professional knowledge regularly.

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:

Asthma
Diabetes
Hypertension
Epilepsy

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.


Description

With the delivery of care taking place increasingly within community settings it is more important than ever that nurses and other health care professionals working in primary health care teams are able to update and expand their professional knowledge regularly.

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:

Asthma
Diabetes
Hypertension
Epilepsy

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.


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


Authors

TESSA MUNCEY is Principal Lecturer in the School of Health Studies at Homerton College, Cambridge where she is widely involved with curriculum development. She is an experienced practitioner and has worked as a staff nurse, district nurse and health visitor.

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.