Living with Chronic Illness and Disability, 4th Edition

Principles for nursing practice
Authors :
Esther Chang & Amanda Johnson
Date of Publication: 10/2021
Living with Chronic Illness and Disability: Principles for Nursing Practice provides the knowledge and skills necessary for nursing and allied health students to provide quality, competent care to people living with a chronic illness or disability. ...view more

Living with Chronic Illness and Disability: Principles for Nursing Practice provides the knowledge and skills necessary for nursing and allied health students to provide quality, competent care to people living with a chronic illness or disability.

The text has a strong evidence base, but is founded in reality. It includes practical, useful principles for holistic care, self-management, and a multidisciplinary approach. It also covers a range of issues affecting patients, carers and families, with a focus on empowering individuals as they adjust to the life-changing journey of chronic disease and disability.

Edited by Esther Chang and Amanda Johnson, and written by a multidisciplinary team of expert clinicians and academics, this book will enhance your confidence when caring for people with a range of major and common conditions, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma, diabetes, obesity, dementia, mental illness and palliative care.

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Living with Chronic Illness and Disability: Principles for Nursing Practice provides the knowledge and skills necessary for nursing and allied health students to provide quality, competent care to people living with a chronic illness or disability.

The text has a strong evidence base, but is founded in reality. It includes practical, useful principles for holistic care, self-management, and a multidisciplinary approach. It also covers a range of issues affecting patients, carers and families, with a focus on empowering individuals as they adjust to the life-changing journey of chronic disease and disability.

Edited by Esther Chang and Amanda Johnson, and written by a multidisciplinary team of expert clinicians and academics, this book will enhance your confidence when caring for people with a range of major and common conditions, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma, diabetes, obesity, dementia, mental illness and palliative care.


New to this edition
  • Fully updated and refreshed to reflect current knowledge, data and perspectives

Key Features
  • Case studies and accompanying exercises give insights into lived experience
  • Links to latest journal articles, media, further reading and online resources to enhance learning
  • Questions to help you reflect on your practice
  • Exercises and learning activities to understand contex
  • eBook included with every print purchase

Additional resources on Evolve

  • eBook on VitalSource

Student and instructor resources

  • Links to multimedia resources and reflective questions to assist learning and promote self-inquiry

Author Information
By Esther Chang, DNE, BAppSc(AdvNur), MEdAdmin, PhD, FACN, Emeritus Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University, Sydney, NSW, Australia; Amanda Johnson, RN, DipT(Nsg), PhD, MHScEd, Head of School, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine NSW/ACT, Australian Catholic University and Adjunct Associate Professor , Western Sydney University, NSW.