The trend toward patient self-management (PSM) of chronic disease is accelerating at a rapid pace along with the evolution of home-based or mobile technologies to support this care. Yet the development of self-management practice standards and advanced practice nursing support has been haphazard. This book fills a glaring void by addressing, against a backdrop of current best practices in PSM, such questions as: What are appropriate standards of safety in PSM? How can we be assured those standards are met? How does one reach a good prognosis about whether or not patients will be able to practice PSM? What level of effectiveness and efficiency should PSM reach to be considered a good policy option? Grounded in a clear ethical practice framework for PSM regimens, the text discusses PSM of the major chronic diseases along with best practice intervention strategies. The text maps out the implementation of the PSM framework for both patient and institution, supported by numerous case examples. Also addressed are PSM challenges to Advanced Practice Nursing, three ethically valid assessment tools, and relevant health policy concerns.
Summary: Discusses mental and emotional health with particular reference to the problems encountered by the deaf. Topics include: recognizing signs of stress and depression, life change trauma, abuse, interpersonal conflict; when and where to seek help/therapy
Closed-captioned and signed with voice-over interpretation
This is an optimistic and empowering approach to the daunting task of teaching diabetes patients to care for themselves. Written by a highly respected diabetes educator who has suffered with diabetes for 25 years, the guide provides the clinical and personal expertise that will help nurses and other health professionals to successfully teach diabetes self-management and compliance to adults, children, adolescents, and parents. The book contains a vast reservoir of information ranging from a thorough overview of diabetes and the physical and emotional toll of living with the disease to number of teaching and motivating strategies that health care professionals can use to create individualized approaches to teaching self-management skills.
Provides practical knowledge for practitioners to initiate patient dialogue, assess and make recommendations for conditions that can be treated without prescription. Evidence-based, quick and easy to use. Organized by body system. Includes information pages suitable for giving to patients to read.
This book explores the high-level theory of the application of Orem's Self-Care Theory, and how it can improve patient outcomes as well as cost-effectiveness of nursing care delivery. Written for nursing theorists, researchers, administrators, and graduate students, the text addresses the relationship of self-care theory and evidence-based care in nursing, and provides a solution to improving contemporary healthcare outcomes.
Contents: Part 1. Teaching nursing theory in the practice setting (11:00) -- Part 2. An overview of theory concepts (14:00) -- Part 3. Basic conditioning factors: a database for nursing practice (13:00) -- Part 4. Self-care requisites and self-care demands (18:00) -- Part 5. Self-care agency (20:00) -- Part 6. Nursing diagnosis self care demands (6:00) -- Part 7. Designing nursing systems (13:00) -- Part 8. Dependent-care units and families as units of service (10:00)