Lubkin's Chronic Illness, Ninth Edition is an essential text for nursing students who seek to understand the various aspects of chronic Illness affecting both patients and families. This is the only resource of its kinds that truly addresses not only the physical aspects but the important psychosocial issues that individuals and families deal with on a daily basis. The resource takes an application to practice-based approach by covering impact/issues, interventions and outcomes.
The Ninth Edition has been heavily revised to include updated and expanded content on the illness experience, health policy, uncertainty and the advanced practice nurse in chronic illness. Each chapter employs a theoretical approach to the concept followed by the impact or issues of the concept, nursing interventions and potential outcomes. Two new chapters focused on Loss and Spirituality have also been included.
New to the Ninth Edition:
- Expanded personal and real-life comments from the perspective of the caregiver
- New case studies
- The text has been updated into two sections: "Impact of Disease on the Family and Individual" and "Impact of the Health Care System"
- Two new chapters on Loss and Spirituality
- Addresses the technology and systems that impact individuals with chronic health
- Motivational interviewing
- Updated approach to the chapter covering Sexuality
This resource is written for anyone experiencing chronic illness, whether a healthcare practitioner, patient, or family member. It is an excellent guide and somewhat of a roadmap for those who face a long and possibly debilitating illness or disease. There is accompanying web access to interactive and engaging resources that students would find particularly useful.
Bundle this resource with Advanced Practice Nursing in the Care of Older Adults, Textbook of Palliative Nursing, Nursing Diagnosis Reference Manual, Sparks and Taylor's and Evidence-Based Geriatric Nursing Protocols for Best Practice.