This chapters discusses the complex factors that influence a person's experience of chronic illness or disability. It also describes the influences that affect the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses or disabilities. Following this, the authors explore how diversity across individuals and population groups impacts the way in which health services are delivered to people with chronic illnesses or disabilities; and then consider how nurses can empower the person with a chronic illness or disability to live a full and contributing life. The chapter concludes with consideration of the opportunities and strategies nurses can use to enable families and carers to support a person with a chronic illness or disability.
|Title of host publication||Living with chronic illness and disability:|
|Subtitle of host publication||Principles for nursing practice|
|Editors||Esther Chang, Amanda Johnston|
|Place of Publication||Chatswood, Sydney|
|Number of pages||18|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|