Psychosocial care

Michelle Cleary, Catherine Hungerford

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLiving with chronic illness and disability:
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples for nursing practice
EditorsEsther Chang, Amanda Johnston
Place of PublicationChatswood, Sydney
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9780729542616
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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