Publication Year: 2017
Edition: 10th Ed.
Authors/Editor: Larsen, Pamala D.
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Doody's Star Rating®:Score: 85
An essential text for nursing students who seek to understand the various aspects of chronic illness affecting both patients and families.
This is the only text of it's kind that truly addresses not only the physical aspects but the important psychosocial issues that individuals and families deal with on a daily basis. The text takes an application to practice-based approach by covering impact/issues, interventions and outcomes.
The Tenth Edition takes an application to practice-based approach by covering impact and issues as well as interventions and outcomes. Each chapter employs a theoretical approach to the concept followed by an overview of the impact, nursing interventions and potential outcomes. To bring this content to life for students, the text takes a personalized approach featuring real-life stories and scenarios focused on the individual’s experience with chronic illness. The journey of the author and her husband through cancer is chronicled throughout a number of chapters. These feelings about the illness experience, and ultimately his death, are real and are excerpted from the author’s journal.