3rd Edition

Managing Long-term Conditions and Chronic Illness in Primary Care A Guide to Good Practice

By Judith Carrier Copyright 2023
    228 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    228 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This practical guide will assist healthcare practitioners to manage and meet the physical and psycho-social needs of people with complex chronic diseases/long-term conditions.

    Systematic and evidence-based care which takes account of the expert patient and reduces unnecessary hospital admissions is vital to support those with long-term conditions/chronic diseases and those who care for them. Effective management of long-term conditions is an essential part of contemporary nursing and healthcare policy and practice globally. Reflecting recent changes in the curriculum, this fully updated multidisciplinary edition highlights the key issues in managing long-term conditions. It provides a practical and accessible guide for nurses and allied health professionals in the primary care environment including:

    • case studies on HIV and dementia and content on mental health
    • the physical and psychosocial impact of living with long-term conditions
    • effective case management        
    • self-management and the expert patient      
    • behavioural change strategies and motivational counselling

    Packed with helpful, clearly written information, Managing Long-term Conditions and Chronic Illness in Primary Care includes case studies, fact boxes and pointers for practice.

    It is ideal reading for pre- and post-registration nursing students taking modules on long-term conditions and will be a valuable companion for pre-registration students on community placements.

    Chapter 1- Social and political background

    Judith Carrier

    Chapter 2- Physical, psychological and psychosocial impact of living with a LTC and social influences on health

    Judith Carrier

    Chapter 3- Care coordination and the role of multi-disciplinary teams

    Judith Carrier, Anna Jones, Gina Newbury

    Chapter 5- Motivational interviewing

    Charlotte Hilton

    Chapter 6- How to identify a person with a long-term condition

    Judith Carrier

    Chapter 7- Effective management of people with a long-term condition

    Judith Carrier

    Chapter 8- Evidence-based practice

    Judith Carrier

    Chapter 9- Case scenarios

    Judith Carrier

    Chapter 10- Nutritional and medication management

    Rhiannon Britton, Judith Carrier

    Chapter 11- Afterword

    Judith Carrier

    List of References



    Judith Carrier is Professor in Primary Care/Public Health Nursing at Cardiff University School of Healthcare Sciences, she was Director of the Wales Centre for Evidence Based Care: a JBI Centre of Excellence from 2012 until 2022. Her PhD focused on the social organisation of practice nurses' use of knowledge, and her clinical background was in practice nursing where she specialised in the care of people with diabetes. Her research and teaching interests include both evidence synthesis and implementation, long-term condition management and global health. Judith has published numerous systematic reviews and research papers in peer-reviewed journals, in addition to two previous editions of a textbook on the management of long-term conditions in primary care and several book chapters.

    "This is a practical handbook for long term condition management, suitable for pre and post registration nurses, but not solely to the nursing profession. Despite the scale and complexity of this subject, the author presents a well structured, engaging and accessible guide. This is supported by the use of summary key points and reference to further reading; excellent prompts for reflection are liberally used and a whole chapter on case studies brings the text to life. The patient perspective is always present and recognition of the knowledge they have of their condition(s). The importance of using knowledge comes through strongly, not only through a dedicated chapter but threaded through the book, for example the reference to evidence underpinning self management practice. The author highlights the importance of not throwing out initiatives that work for the sake of something new. Despite digital health being an ever changing area, the author provides a useful overview of this topic. Recognising the speed of technological developments she offers other sources for evolving updates." - Sian Jones, registered nurse and former respiratory nurse specialist