Lubkin's Chronic Illness: Impact and Intervention (Paperback)
Chronic illness continues to be the leading cause of death and disability in adults in the United States. It impacts annual healthcare costs and significantly contributes to caregiver fatigue. Lubkin's Chronic Illness: Impact an Intervention, Eleventh Edition provides a solid foundation for nursing students by teaching them the skills and knowledge they need to care for both patients and families impacted by chronic illness. The text takes a holistic and patient-centric approach in addressing the acute needs of patients and their families as they navigate the challenges of chronic illness. The hallmark feature of this text remains its keen focus on the psychosocial issues experienced by both the individual and families involved, an area of care which is often overlooked. The Eleventh Edition has been substantially revised and will focus on population health including new and updated content on various populations. To enhance the learning experience, the author features real-life journal entries from both patients and caregivers providing a meaningful way for students to truly understand chronic illness from each unique perspective. Coverage of the difference between chronic disease and chronic illness Discussion of social isolation as a chronic illness Mindfulness presence in caregiving The perception of illness from the patient and partner perspective Patient education on the benefits of telehealth Managing chronic disease through social media community building An overview of the three types of spiritual assessment How to transition from home care to residential care New content on Medicare and Medicaid waiver programs.