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Lubkin's Chronic Illness, Ninth Edition

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    Ninth Edition
    ISBN: 9781284049008

Pamala D. Larsen


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 text 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 text 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

Table of Contents:

Part  1  Impact of the Disease to the Individual and Family
  Chapter  1  Chronicity
  Chapter  2  The Illness Experience
  Chapter  3  Psychosocial Adjustment
  Chapter  4  Loss
  Chapter  5  Spirituality
  Chapter  6  Social Isolation
  Chapter  7  Uncertainty
  Chapter  8  Quality of Life
  Chapter  9  Adherence
  Chapter  10  Family Caregiving
  Chapter  11  Sexuality
  Chapter  12  Powerlessness
  Chapter  13  Culture
Part  2  Impact of the System
  Chapter  14  Self Management
  Chapter  15  Client and Family Education
  Chapter  16  Health Promotion
  Chapter  17  The Advanced Practice Nurse in Chronic Illness
  Chapter  18  Complementary and Alternative Therapies
  Chapter  19  Models of Care
  Chapter  20  Home Health Care
  Chapter  21  Long-Term Care
  Chapter  22  Palliative Care
  Chapter  23  Health Policy
  Chapter  24  Rehabilitation

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Pamala D. Larsen, PhD, CRRN-FNGNA, Associate Dean and Professor, Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming

Dr. Larsen has been a certified rehabilitation nurse and a nursing educator and administrator for nearly 25 years in a university setting, currently serving as Associate Dean and Professor at the Fay W. Whitney School of Nursing at the University of Wyoming. Her passion in chronic illness began as a staff nurse in a neurological unit in the late 1970’s.  During her masters degree program in the early 1980’s, her plan of study focused on oncology and Hospice.  She has past federal training grants in rehabilitation and geriatric rehabilitation, and her publications focus on the clinical issues of chronic illness and the older adult.  Dr. Larsen is a Fellow in the National Gerontological Nursing Association (NGNA).  She currently is serving NGNA as Vice-President as well as being Chair of the Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses.

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