Developing Holistic Care for Long-term Conditions focuses on how to help people with long-term health conditions cope more effectively. It brings together physical and mental health, offering a holistic approach for students and practitioners in a variety of care settings.
Comprising four sections, this text introduces the policy and background to caring for people with chronic illness as well as the psychosocial impact of long-term conditions. Essential skills for practice are explored including holistic assessment, symptom control and the promotion of effective partnership between client and carer in supporting coping, recovery and end of life care. There is an emphasis on maximising individual health potential and resilience with the role of nutrition, exercise, complementary therapy and spirituality considered. The focus is on client centred care which addresses the whole person, mind and body. The extensive final section presents examples of key health issues where UK national guidelines have been published including:
Long-term neurological conditions
Coronary heart disease
This evidence-based book takes note of the relevant National Service Frameworks and offers an informative and pragmatic guide for all those learning about caring for the chronically ill, as well as providing a useful reference work for qualified nurses and allied health professionals.
Table of Contents
SECTION 1 OVERVIEW OF HOLISTIC CARE
1. Epidemiology Of Long Term Conditions / Carl Margereson and Steve Trenoweth, Senior Lecturers Thames Valley University
2. Trajectory and Impact Of Chronic Ill Health / Carl Margereson, Thames Valley University
3. Policy Context In Long Term Conditions / Dr Tim Anstiss, Principal Lecturer, Thames Valley University
4. Legal And Ethical Issues / Janet Holt, Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds
SECTION 2 – DEVELOPING HOLISTIC CARE
5. Frameworks for Comprehensive Assessment / Carl Margereson, Steve Trenoweth, Thames Valley University and Jan Worledge, Occupational Therapist
6. Maximising Symptom Control / Carl Margereson, and Dr Colin Martin, Reader, Leeds Metropolitan University
7. Facilitating, Supporting and Maintaining Recovery / Jacqui Sin, Programme Leader Psychosocial Interventions, Thames Valley University
SECTION 3: CARING FOR THE MIND, BODY AND THE SPIRIT
8. Caring for the Mind / Jacqui Sin, Lecturer Practitioner, Thames Valley University
9. Exercise / Dr. Paul D. Bromley Lecturer in Clinical Physiology, University of Essex and Consultant Clinical Scientist (Cardiology), Ealing Hospital NHS Trust.
10. Nutrition / Maggie Smith and Lorraine Nicolle, Centre for Complementary Healthcare and Integrated Medicine, Thames Valley University
11. Complementary and Alternative Therapies / Professor Nicola Robinson and Dr Jane Buckle, Centre for Complementary Healthcare and Integrated Medicine, Thames Valley University
12. Caring for the Spirit / The Rev Alan Brown, Senior Lecturer, University of Leeds
SECTION 4 – HOLISTIC CARE OF SPECIFIC CONDITIONS
13. Long Term Neurological Conditions / Sue Thomas, Royal College of Nursing. Nurse Adviser to DoH NSF implementation team
14. Diabetes / Matilda Taylor-Young, Senior Lecturer in Primary Care and Public Health, Thames Valley University
15. Mental Health / Geoff Brennan, Consultant Nurse, Berkshire NHS Hospital Trust
16. Cancer / Clair Sadler, Richard Towers, Jacquie Woodcock, Royal Marsden Hospital
17. Coronary Heart Disease / Jillian Riley, Head of Postgraduate Nursing Education - Royal Brompton Hospital, London
18. COPD and Asthma / Samantha Prigmore, Respiratory Nurse Consultant, St Georges Healthcare NHS Trust
19. Older People / Hazel Heath, Nurse Consultant and Deborah Sturdy, Senior Nurse Advisor for Older People, Department of Health
20. Chronic Renal Failure / Nurse Consultant, Renal Unit, Hammersmith Hospital
21. The Immuno-Compromised Client / Prof Robert Pratt CBE, Thames Valley University
22. End of Life Issues/ Deebs Canning, Lecturer Practitioner, Marie Curie Hospice
Carl Margereson is Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader in the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences at Thames Valley University, UK.
Steve Trenoweth is Senior Lecturer in Mental Health in the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences at Thames Valley University, UK.