Developing Holistic Care for Long-term Conditions [Paperback]

Only 24.69

Developing Holistic 

Care for Long-term Conditions [Paperback]

Product

Description
Developing Holistic Care for Long-term Conditions focuses on how to

help people with long-term health conditions cope more effectively. It brings

together physical and mental health, offering a holistic approach for students and

practitioners in a variety of care settings.

Comprising four sections, this

text introduces the policy and background to caring for people with chronic illness

as well as the psychosocial impact of long-term conditions. Essential skills for

practice are explored including holistic assessment, symptom control and the

promotion of effective partnership between client and carer in supporting coping,

recovery and end of life care. There is an emphasis on maximising individual health

potential and resilience with the role of nutrition, exercise, complementary therapy

and spirituality considered. The focus is on client centred care which addresses the

whole person, mind and body. The extensive final section presents examples of key

health issues where UK national guidelines have been published including:




Long-term neurological conditions

Diabetes

Mental health




Cancer

Coronary heart disease

Older people

This evidence-

based book takes note of the relevant National Service Frameworks and offers an

informative and pragmatic guide for all those learning about caring for the

chronically ill, as well as providing a useful reference work for qualified nurses

and allied health professionals.





About the Author
Carl

Margereson is Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader in the Faculty of Health and Human

Sciences at Thames Valley University, UK.
Steve Trenoweth is Senior Lecturer in

Mental Health in the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences at Thames Valley

University, UK.

See more: Developing Holistic Care for Long-term Conditions [Paperback] | Click here