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    Chronic illness threatens the well-being of the elderly population. Impairments and restrictions imposed by the illness can dramatically impact the afflicted persons emotional well-being and outlook on their life. As a professional practicing nurse, throughout this discussion I will share my personal experiences, beliefs and values on what wellness in chronic illness means to me and contribute my thoughts and ideas about chronic illness amongst my colleagues. As a practicing nurse in an emergency department and a cancer center I have witnessed hundreds of patients afflicted and living with some form of a chronic illness that has caused them to lose control over their own bodies. In the cancer center, these patients elicit emotions of anger…

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    There are many different people living with chronic illness and disability, most are able to live on their own or with minimal assistant. In addition, both chronic illness and disability does not show discrimination, it affect the young, middle age and the old. Chronic Illness is the condition or health problem with symptoms or disability requiring health care management for three months or longer (Bare, Cheever, Hinkle & Smeltzer, 2010). On the other hand, disability is limitation in…

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    Chronic Illness A chronic illness is any medical condition that is long lasting in its effects and that vary greatly both in their essential characteristics and the ways in which they affect families and its adaptive functioning. Some chronic illness get worse over time, while the symptoms of other chronic illnesses will flare up occasionally. Every family is a balanced system and after learning of a patient’s chronic illness, a family will experience some loss of equilibrium. The illness…

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    With the rise in chronic illness case management is an essential part of nursing practice. Case management coordinates patient care through assessment planning, assisting, and evaluating to ensure excellent patient outcomes. One of the technologies available for case management is the use of the free mobile warning system from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. A patient care provider can instruct patient with pulmonary problems such as patients with asthma, emphysema, COPD to download…

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    Key Problems for People with Chronic Illness and Self-Management Skill Required Strauss and colleagues published a model that addresses the problems and concerns related to a patient living with a chronic illness. This framework considers the concerns and experiences a patient and family have rather than focusing on the illness (Larsen, 2014). Mrs. Hernandez’ has several key self-management problems associated with her chronic illness. Family and patient teaching need to occur to promote the…

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    The Chronic Illness Trajectory Framework Theory was created by Anselm Straus, a medical sociologist, and Juliet Corbin, a nurse theorist, in 1991. This theory is identified as a middle range theory. A middle range theory is considered transgressive when reflecting on its application in various nursing fields and its function in practice. The Chronic Illness Trajectory Framework Theory identifies six steps that the health professional can use to manage chronic illness. This approach leads to…

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    Chronic Illness Causes

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    The Cause of Chronic Illness in Victims of Domestic Violence Myrtha Lamore Molloy College The Cause of Chronic Illness in Victims of Domestic Violence To know someone’s abusive behavior sometimes is to live with them. The abusers often enter a relationship in false pretense but sooner or later their true colors show up and they exhibit the Jekyl and Hyde behavior that leave their victims confused, disappointed and scarred for life, isolated, scarred. The physical and phycological abuse can…

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    Chronic Illness Reaction

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    Initial reactions of having a chronic illness is shock, this may only last for a small period or may even continue for weeks on end, occurs to a certain degree depending on a person’s chronic illness, usually happens when an illness happens without any notice. Subsequently using emotional strategies such as shock, anger and denial, reality then takes place: symptoms then get worse or stay the same depending on the diagnoses of the illness, it come to be clear that modifications need to be made…

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    A chronic illness is a disease that persists for a long time. There are numerous chronic diseases in the world, many of which are the leading causes of death. At any time, 50% of the population has some sort of a chronic condition. My grandfather is a part of this population, and suffers from type 2 diabetes. Having a chronic disease impacts an individual’s life heavily. In addition chronic diseases can also affect the family and friends of the sufferer as well. My grandfather has had type 2…

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    Chronic Illness Paper The topic for my chronic illness paper is thyroid cancer. I chose this particular illness because it has affected a few people in my immediate family and I wanted to get a better understanding of this chronic illness. Thyroid cancer, as described by The American Cancer Society, is when cancer starts in the thyroid gland. The thyroid gland is below the thyroid cartilage (Adam’s apple) in the front part of the neck. In most people, the thyroid cannot be seen or felt. It is…

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