Coping Successfully with Chronic Illness

This book aims to empower those with chronic illness, and to explore the health possibilities open to them. Subjects include: The limits of medicine; What is healing?

Coping Successfully with Chronic Illness

Author: Neville Shone

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1847092292

Page: 128

View: 915

Chronic illness takes many forms - such as migraine, epilepsy, diabetes, persisting fatigue, arthritis, cancer, and pain - and involves huge stress and uncertainty, especially when you come to the end of what the doctor can offer. This book aims to empower those with chronic illness, and to explore the health possibilities open to them. Subjects include: The limits of medicine; What is healing? Obstacles to healing; Taking responsibility for self-management; Planning and pacing in everyday tasks; How to avoid depression and regain self-esteem; Nutrition and natural remedies; Who can help?

Coping with Chronic Illness

The programme outlined in this workbook can help those who suffer from chronic medical conditions take better care of themselves while simultaneously relieving depression.

Coping with Chronic Illness

Author: Steven Safren

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195315154

Page: 144

View: 253

If you suffer from a chronic medical condition like cancer, HIV, diabetes, asthma, or hypertension, you know how hard it can be to perform all the self-care behaviors required of you, especially if you are also dealing with depression. Studies have shown that depressed individuls with chronic illness have a hard time keeping up with the behaviors necessary to manage their condition and improve their health. The program outlined in this workbook can help you take better care of yourself while simultaneously relieving your depression.Designed to be used in conjunction with visits to a qualified mental health professional, this workbook teaches you strategies for maintaining your medical regimen. You will learn how to set up a reminder system for taking medication, plan for getting to medical appointments on time, and how to communicate effectively with your medical providers. You will also learn how to follow the advice of your treatment providers, such as adhering to certain lifestyle and dietary recommendations. These Life-Steps are essential to the program. As you begin to take better care of yourself, you will notice a decrease in your depression.In addition to these self-care skills, you will also learn how to maximize your quality of life, which is another important part of lessening your depressed feelings. Begin to re-engage in pleasurable activities and utilize relaxation techniques and breathing exercises to help you cope with stress and discomfort. Use problem-solving to successfully deal with interpersonal or situational difficulties and change your negative thought through adaptive thinking. By treatment's end you will have all the skills you need to successfully manage your illness and cope with your depression.

Coping Successfully with Hiatus Hernia

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Coping Successfully with Hiatus Hernia

Author: Tom Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 184709340X

Page: 96

View: 936

Gives a thorough update on the latest surgical techniques, medicines and self-help measures effective in reducing the discomfort of a hiatus hernia. Offers updated lifestyle advice for the overweight person.

Coping Successfully with Shyness

Coping Successfully with Chronic Illness: Your healing plan Neville Shone
Coping Successfully with Pain Neville Shone Coping Successfully with Prostate
Cancer Dr Tom Smith Coping Successfully with Shyness Margaret Oakes,
Professor ...

Coping Successfully with Shyness

Author: Robert Bor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1847092128

Page: 128

View: 363

Everyone feels socially awkward at times, but for some people shyness can become an overwhelming problem, limiting social and career opportunities, and severely restricting life goals. Rooted in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) techniques, Coping Successfully with Shyness is packed full of advice on what to do if you feel disempowered or embarrassed. It looks at how to understand and manage those feelings of discomfort, and how to rebuild confidence in a lasting way.

Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability

Those who are able to adapt and cope effectively and mobilize resources are
more successful in managing stress and achieving more stable outcomes . life
experiences , and each individual has a predominant coping style to reduce
anxiety ...

Medical and Psychosocial Aspects of Chronic Illness and Disability

Author: Donna R. Falvo

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763731663

Page: 572

View: 621

A comprehensive text that provides easy-to-understand explanations of medical aspects of common chronic illnesses and disabilities.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Fibromyalgia and Other Invisible Illnesses

Illness. Being sick is hard work! i Susan Milstrey Wells, author ofA Delicate
Balance: Living Successfully with Chronic Illness Our perceptions and coping
techniques help define our experience of chronic illness. We learn the difference

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome  Fibromyalgia and Other Invisible Illnesses

Author: Katrina Berne

Publisher: Hunter House

ISBN: 0897932803

Page: 376

View: 227

Revised and expanded, this compassionate guide offers the latest findings on chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and overlapping diseases such as Gulf War Syndrome. It includes new information on the interaction of the brain, emotions, and immune system, as well. Illustrations.

Stress and Coping in Later life Families

Barbara J. Felton New York University Chronic illness may well be the most
prevalent of all of the major stressors facing ... Knowing what kinds of responses
to illness and disability are successful in fending off the pessimism,
psychologically ...

Stress and Coping in Later life Families

Author: Mary Ann Parris Stephens

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780891169284

Page: 312

View: 611

First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Families Living with Chronic Illness and Disability

This perspective is based upon the awareness that surviving and living beyond
the event of a chronic illness or disability ... Consequently, contact with the family
is important until it is mutually perceived that the family is coping successfully and

Families Living with Chronic Illness and Disability

Author: Paul W. Power, CRC

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826155825

Page: 308

View: 366

To help families manage an intense medical-related event, Power and Dell Orto propose that a family-oriented life and living perspective should be combined with a family intervention philosophy. Stressing acknowledgment of the adverse effects of the illness and an affirmation approach to family struggle and opportunities, the authors explore issues relevant to treatment, family adaptation, quality of life, and family survival. A unique feature of the text includes the organization of the chapters around thought-provoking personal statements followed by questions/experiential tasks designed to stimulate thought and discussion. This book is must reading for health and allied health professionals including physicians, nurses, rehabilitation counselors, social workers, psychologists, and family advocates and will serve as a useful textbook for professionals-in-training.

Clinical Perspectives on Elderly Sexuality

5 The Impact of Disability and Chronic Illness Older adults both inside and
outside of nursing homes cope with chronic illnesses . More than one in ...
Successful Coping In order to cope successfully with any disability , an elderly
adult must : 1.

Clinical Perspectives on Elderly Sexuality

Author: Jennifer L. Hillman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306463358

Page: 206

View: 954

With the growth of the older adult population and the increasing need for healthcare providers with geriatric training, students and practitioners must become familiar with the multifaceted issues of elderly sexuality. This text features a combination of research findings, clinical case studies and specific guidelines for assessment and intervention. A variety of topics typically neglected in this population, such as body image and eating disorders, HIV, the long-term impact of sexual trauma in late life, sexuality in institutional settings, sexuality for partners of older adults with dementia and other chronic illnesses, traditional and non-traditional relationships, and information about medications that can cause sexual dysfunction are reviewed in detail. In addition, practitioners are given practical suggestions for interviewing older adults about sexual issues, working with character-disordered older adults, managing sexualized transference in the therapeutic relationship, mediating conflict between professionals on interdisciplinary teams, and assessing HIV and HIV-induced dementia. This volume will be of interest to both clinicians and students of psychology, social work, gerontology, sociology, and physical therapy.

Coping Successfully

The home health care delivery system is one system that is experiencing change
caused by the aging of American citizens . The group requiring the ... Many of
these " graying " people have a chronic disease , a dementia . Dementia refers to
a ...

Coping Successfully

Author: Susan Steiger Tebb

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780815319986

Page: 153

View: 126

First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Biopsychosocial Approaches in Primary Care

The patient had successfully modified his food intake and had started a steady
physical exercise regimen. It turned out ... Psychological Coping Chronic illness
taxes the most energetic of care givers and committed of patients. The longevity
of ...

Biopsychosocial Approaches in Primary Care

Author: Hoyle Leigh

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 146155957X

Page: 242

View: 937

ST MEDICINE IN A CHANGING UNIVERSE AT THE THRESHOLD OF THE 21 CENTURY Hoyle Leigh, M. D. I Professor ofPsychiatry San Francisco, University ofCalifornia, and Fresno VAMedical Center INTRODUCTION During my lifetime, the universe has changed beyond recognition. The universe into 111 which I was born, in the first halfofthe 20 century, was still infinite, permanent, orderly, and tranquil --- a universe that worked like a masterfully constructed clock. Matter and energy followed Newton's lawsofconservation. Shortly after my birth, Hiroshima proved, with a big bang, that matter was no longer permanent, everything was relative. Einstein had also shown thateverything that happened was local, that is, there was an event horizon beyond which no information could reach as nothing can travel faster than light. When I was growing up, the moon was for lovers, and going there was an impossible dream. Cosmologically, the Big Bang theory that postulates that the universe was born out ofan explosion some 10-15 billion years ago from a primordial point won over steady state. Ithas been expanding ever since, although the ultimate fateofthe universe is still unknown whetherit will keep on expanding resulting in aperpetual stateofheat death, or will at some point startcontracting, resulting in a big crunch ofgravitational collapse ending in a single black hole out ofspace, time, and existence. Quantum theory has defeated even Einstein's genius and proven that God indeed plays dice.

Coping with Chronic Disease

Preface A number of very important changes in the health status of the U.S.
population have occurred since the mid ... with chronic disease cope successfully
with their impairments — that is , to function at maximum attainable levels both ...

Coping with Chronic Disease

Author: Thomas G. Burish



Page: 512

View: 828

Coping with Chronic Illness

The nurse agreed with Ann ' s perception of her declining health status being the
major stressor . Several ... According to the client , she was able to cope
successfully with her mother ' s illness and eventual death because of her belief
in God .

Coping with Chronic Illness

Author: Judith Fitzgerald Miller

Publisher: F. A. Davis Company


Page: 442

View: 353

Completely rewritten to include the most recent research and nursing strategies, the 3rd edition expands nurses' perceptions of persons with long-term health problems in a way that emphasizes patient and family power resources. The book includes nursing assessment, diagnosis, interventions, conceptual models, and related research.

The Sjogren s Book

Patient and her Doctor Negotiate Life with Chronic Illness, by Alida Brill.
Schaffner Press, 2009. A Delicate Balance: Living Successfully with Chronic
Illness, ...

The Sjogren s Book

Author: Daniel J. Wallace MD

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199911797

Page: 416

View: 666

Afflicting one in seventy Americans, Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disease that commonly causes dryness of the eyes, mouth, and nose, and that can lead to complications including profound fatigue, depression, and lymphoma. While there is no cure for Sjögren's, much can be done to alleviate the suffering of patients. This extensively revised handbook offers everything you need to know to cope with this disease. The Sjögren's Book, Fourth Edition is a comprehensive and authoritative guide, produced by the Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation and its medical advisors and edited by physician Daniel J. Wallace, a leading authority on autoimmune disorders. This expanded edition provides readers with the best medical and practical information on this disorder, bringing together the current thinking about Sjögren's in an easily readable and understandable book, with an entirely new section on lifestyle issues aimed at improving the quality of life for Sjögren's sufferers. With more than thirty chapters written by leading experts, the handbook illuminates the major clinical aspects of the syndrome and is loaded with practical tips and advice. Indeed, it offers a wide-ranging look at the many faces of Sjögren's, covering diagnosis, the various organ systems that can be affected, the possible psychological problems, and the many treatment options, as well as a concluding chapter listing the web, print, and media resources available. It is a valuable aid that patients can use while discussing their illness with their physician and an excellent resource for family members. And because Sjögren's is greatly underdiagnosed, this handbook is a particularly valuable resource for healthcare professionals. Recognized as the bible for Sjögren's suffers, this reliable and informative guide is the first place for patients to look when they have questions about this little known but serious chronic disease.

Introduction to Maternity Pediatric Nursing E Book

Focusing on what the child can do and providing successful experiences are
more effective than focusing on the disability. ... Nurses can assist the child and
the family to develop strategies to cope with chronic illness and to promote
optimal ...

Introduction to Maternity   Pediatric Nursing   E Book

Author: Gloria Leifer

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323293573

Page: 864

View: 236

Part of the popular LPN Threads series, Introduction to Maternity & Pediatric Nursing provides a solid foundation in obstetrics and pediatric nursing. An easy-to-follow organization by developmental stages, discussion of disorders by body system from simple-to-complex and health-to-illness, and a focus on family health make it a complete guide to caring for maternity and pediatric patients. Written in a clear, concise style by Gloria Leifer, MA, RN, this edition reflects the current NCLEX® test plan with additional material on safety, health promotion, nutrition, and related psychosocial care. Cultural Considerations boxes and a Cultural Assessment Data Collection Tool help in developing individualized plans of care. Updated health promotion content includes Health Promotion boxes focusing on preventive strategies for achieving prenatal wellness, health during pregnancy, postnatal health, and pediatric illness prevention and wellness -- including the complete immunization schedules for all ages. Nursing Tips provide information applying to the clinical setting. Objectives are listed in each chapter opener. Key terms include phonetic pronunciations and text page references at the beginning of each chapter. Nursing Care Plans with critical thinking questions help you understand how a care plan is developed, how to evaluate care of a patient, and how to apply critical thinking skills. A companion Evolve website includes animations, videos, answers to review questions and answer guidelines for critical thinking questions, an English/Spanish audio glossary, critical thinking case studies, and additional review questions for the NCLEX examination.

Current Developments in Health Psychology

Middlesex School of Medicine ... Common Definitions In everyday language an
individual's ability to cope refers to their successfully accomplishing a task or ...

Current Developments in Health Psychology

Author: Paul Bennett

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9783718650644

Page: 358

View: 694

First Published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Handbook of Religion and Health

gion was one of the most common coping resources for both patients and their
spouses. Men and ... physical disability, and the ability of patients and their
caregivers to cope successfully with their own disability or chronic illness in loved

Handbook of Religion and Health

Author: Harold G. Koenig

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199727643

Page: 728

View: 689

What effect does religion have on physical and mental health? In answering this question, this book reviews and discusses research on the relationship between religion and a variety of mental and physical health outcomes, including depression and anxiety; heart disease, stroke, and cancer; and health related behaviors such as smoking and substance abuse. The authors examine the positive and negative effects of religion on health throughout the life span, from childhood to old age. Based on their findings, they build theoretical models illustrating the behavioral, psychological, social, and physiological pathways through which religion may influence health. The authors also review research on the impact of religious affiliation, belief, and practice on the use of health services and compliance with medical treatment. In conclusion, they discuss the clinical relevance of their findings and make recommendations for future research priorities. Offering the first comprehensive examination of its topic, this volume is an indispensable resource for research scientists, health professionals, public policy makers, and anyone interested in the relationship between religion and health.