By Cheryl Schraeder, Paul S. Shelton
Breakthroughs in clinical technological know-how and know-how, mixed with shifts in way of life and demographics, have ended in a fast upward thrust within the variety of participants residing with a number of power health problems. Comprehensive Care Coordination for Chronically unwell Adults provides thorough demographics in this growing to be quarter, describes versions for switch, reports present literature and examines quite a few outcomes.
Comprehensive Care Coordination for Chronically ailing Adults is split into parts. the 1st offers thorough dialogue and historical past on theoretical strategies of care, together with an entire profile of present demographics and chapters on present types of care, intervention parts, evaluate tools, future health details know-how, financing, and teaching an interdisciplinary team. the second one a part of the e-book makes use of a number of case stories from numerous settings to demonstrate profitable entire care coordination in perform. Nurse, surgeon and social paintings leaders in group healthiness, fundamental care, schooling and examine, and well-being coverage makers will locate this publication crucial between assets to enhance deal with the chronically ill.
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The purpose of self-management support is to help chronically ill patients become actively involved in their treatment (Bodenheimer et al. 2005; Holman & Lorig 2004) and involves two interrelated activities. The first is helping patients to be informed about their chronic illnesses, and the second is trying to work with patients and their caregivers to make informed medical decisions and become more self-motivated. Thus, self-management support involves both information giving and sharing and collaborative decision making to assist patients in their self-directed learning.
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Two surveys have highlighted that unfortunately, these individuals and their caregivers have often experienced shortcomings in chronic illness care that they have received (Harris Interactive 2001; AARP 2009b). These surveys found that chronically ill adults experienced numerous quality of care problems, including issues with timely access to care when sick, a lack of care coordination and adequate information, major medical errors, unnecessary medical tests, potentially unnecessary hospital readmissions, and inadequate follow-up care after hospital discharge.