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Coping With Chronic Illness And Disability

Author : Erin Martz
ISBN : 9780387486703
Genre : Psychology
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This book synthesizes the expanding literature on coping styles and strategies by analyzing how individuals with CID face challenges, find and use their strengths, and alter their environment to fit their life-changing realities. The book includes up-to-date information on coping with high-profile conditions, such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, spinal cord injuries, and traumatic brain injury, in-depth coverage of HIV/AIDS, chronic pain, and severe mental illness, and more.

Coping With Chronic Illness

Author : H. Norman Wright
ISBN : 9780736937467
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Nearly 1 in 2 Americans suffer from some chronic condition--either an illness like fibromyalgia or conditions such as migraine headaches or chronic neck and back pain. With numbers like these, it's fair to say we have a health crisis on our hands. Respected therapist H. Norman Wright, along with Lynn Ellis, a researcher with firsthand experience with fibromyalgia, lupus, and chronic fatigue, shares practical, hopeful answers for those who suffer from what are often called "invisible illnesses." Readers will benefit from realizing they are not alone even if others don't understand what they are experiencing. They will also find helpful ideas for managing relationships with their doctors and their families insight into God's perspective and caring for those who suffer practical ways to manage the stress, fear, and depression that often comes with chronic illness Coping with Chronic Illness is the perfect resource for those who struggle as well as for their families and friends, lay counselors, medical professionals, and pastors.

Chronic Illness And Disability

Author : Esther Chang
ISBN : 9780729581615
Genre : Medical
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An updated edition of the essential nursing guide to a 21st-century ‘epidemic’. Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide and, increasingly, nurses in Australia and New Zealand are caring for people with chronic disease and disability across a range of care settings. This new edition of Chronic Illness and Disability: Principles for Nursing Practice is an indispensible tool, helping nursing students and health professionals acquire the knowledge and skills for competent quality care. This highly regarded nursing text remains the only Australia/New Zealand nursing text to provide the holistic framework, principles of practice and models of care essential for nurses caring for individuals and families experiencing chronic illness and disability. Chronic Illness and Disability: Principles for Nursing Practice 2e features new and updated content, including fully revised evidence-based practice and statistics aligned to core learning objectives. Reflective questions in each chapter challenge nurses’ understanding of key nursing principles and practices, and new nursing case studies relate context to practice. This Elsevier nursing book is written by a multidisciplinary team of over 50 expert clinicians and academics. It provides diverse, supportive evidence in the areas of major and common chronic illness and disability, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, asthma, diabetes, obesity, dementia, mental illness and palliative care. - A new chapter promoting discussion of models of care - New focus on chronic illness and disability self-management - New focus on issues faced by families and carers in the adjustment and adaptation to living with chronic illness or disability - Increased focus on the nurses’ role within the multidisciplinary team

Coping With Chronic Illness

Author : Steven Safren
ISBN : 0198043031
Genre : Psychology
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If you suffer from a chronic medical condition like cancer, HIV, diabetes, asthma, or hypertension, you know how hard it can be to perform all the self-care behaviors required of you, especially if you are also dealing with depression. Studies have shown that depressed individuls with chronic illness have a hard time keeping up with the behaviors necessary to manage their condition and improve their health. The program outlined in this workbook can help you take better care of yourself while simultaneously relieving your depression. Designed to be used in conjunction with visits to a qualified mental health professional, this workbook teaches you strategies for maintaining your medical regimen. You will learn how to set up a reminder system for taking medication, plan for getting to medical appointments on time, and how to communicate effectively with your medical providers. You will also learn how to follow the advice of your treatment providers, such as adhering to certain lifestyle and dietary recommendations. These Life-Steps are essential to the program. As you begin to take better care of yourself, you will notice a decrease in your depression. In addition to these self-care skills, you will also learn how to maximize your quality of life, which is another important part of lessening your depressed feelings. Begin to re-engage in pleasurable activities and utilize relaxation techniques and breathing exercises to help you cope with stress and discomfort. Use problem-solving to successfully deal with interpersonal or situational difficulties and change your negative thought through adaptive thinking. By treatment's end you will have all the skills you need to successfully manage your illness and cope with your depression.

Psychosocial Adaptation To Chronic Illness And Disability

Author : Hanoch Livneh
ISBN : 0834209675
Genre : Medical
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Explores how people with various chronic illnesses and disabilities are affected by their conditions, how they react to and cope with them, and what factors are linked to successful psychological adaptation. After reviewing theory, methods, and measures of adaptation, focuses on various traumatic or

Relationships In Chronic Illness And Disability

Author : Renee F. Lyons
ISBN : 0803947038
Genre : Psychology
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This sensitive yet practical book explores challenges to adult close relationships that result from long-term illness and disability. The authors focus on illness and: relationship change; interpersonal supports and stressors; and relationship-focused coping.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Chronic Illness And Disability

Author : Renee R. Taylor
ISBN : 9780387253107
Genre : Psychology
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Severe pain, debilitating fatigue, sleep disruption, severe gastrointestinal distress – these hallmarks of chronic illness complicate treatment as surely as they disrupt patients’ lives, in no small part because of the overlap between biological pathology and resulting psychological distress. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Illness and Disability cuts across formal diagnostic categories to apply proven therapeutic techniques to potentially devastating conditions, from first assessment to end of treatment. Four extended clinical case examples of patients with chronic fatigue, rheumatoid arthritis, inoperable cancer, and Crohn’s disease are used throughout the book to demonstrate how cognitive-behavioral interventions can be used to effectively address ongoing medical stressors and their attendant depression, anxiety, and quality-of-life concerns. At the same time, they highlight specific patient and therapist challenges commonly associated with chronic conditions. From implementing core CBT strategies to ensuring medication compliance, Renee Taylor offers professionals insights for synthesizing therapeutic knowledge with practical understanding of chronic disease. Her nuanced client portraits also show how individual patients can vary—even within themselves. This book offers clinicians invaluable help with - Conceptualizing patient problems - Developing the therapeutic relationship - Pacing of therapy - Cognitive restructuring - Behavioral modification - Problem solving - Fostering coping and adapting skills Taylor’s coverage is both clean and hands-on, with helpful assessments and therapy worksheets for quick reference. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Chronic Illness and Disability gives practitioners of CBT new insights into this population and provides newer practitioners with vital tools and tactics. All therapists will benefit as their clients can gain new confidence and regain control of their lives.

Chronic Illness And The Twelve Steps

Author : Martha Cleveland
ISBN : 9781592858590
Genre : Health & Fitness
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A self-help guide for those who are chronically ill. When we live with a chronic illness or disability, our spirit is tested. And though we may have no say in our sickness, how we meet its spiritual challenge is entirely up to us. This is the message of Martha Cleveland's heartening book, which maps the spiral of emotional pain that steals the energy of the chronically ill--and shows how to turn this spiral into a path toward spiritual growth. Cleveland herself turned to the Twelve Steps for support during almost two decades of a recurring illness that defied diagnosis. In this book, she shares what the Twelve Step program teaches her about living with chronic illness--coping with feelings of pain, anger, hopelessness, and isolation--and about offsetting such negative emotions with spiritual wellness. An invitation to choose joy over despair, her book reveals how chronic illness can open the spirit to acceptance, serenity, and fulfillment.

Chronic Resilience

Author : Danea Horn
ISBN : 9781573245944
Genre : Health & Fitness
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44 million between 20 and 65 live with one or more chronic diseases. Chronic illness comes with stress, and Chronic Resilience provides a complete self-help blueprint for managing the difficulties chronic illness presents. Each chapter contains the inspiring stories and insights of women dealing with cancer, autoimmune disorders, idiopathic pulmonary hypertension, transplant, Chron's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, a cranial nerve tumor, Cushing's disease and diabetes. Chronic Resilience shows how to: Stop focusing on things that are out of control - Stop pushing yourself so hard - Develop self-compassion - Shift your perspective, activities and expectations to keep your quality of life as high as can be

Surviving And Thriving With An Invisible Chronic Illness

Author : Ilana Jacqueline
ISBN : 9781626256019
Genre : Health & Fitness
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“An important antidote to the dogmatic ‘kale and vitamins’ tone of most ‘self-help’ literature.” —Alexa Tsoulis-Reay, senior writer, New York magazine Popular blogger Ilana Jacqueline offers smart and savvy advice, humor, and practical tips for living with an invisible chronic illness. Do you live with a chronic, debilitating, yet invisible condition? You may feel isolated, out of step, judged, lonely, or misunderstood—and that’s on top of dealing with the symptoms of your actual illness. Take heart. You are not alone, although sometimes it can feel that way. Written by a blogger who suffers from an invisible chronic illness, Surviving and Thriving with an Invisible Chronic Illness offers peer-to-peer support to help you stay sane, be your own advocate, and get back to living your life. This compelling guide is written for anyone suffering with an illness no one can see—such as postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia, multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), Lyme disease, lupus, dysautonomia, or even multiple sclerosis (MP). This book will tell you everything you need to know about living with a complicated, invisible condition—from how to balance sex, dating, and relationships to handling work and school with unavoidable absences. You’ll also learn to navigate judg-y or skeptical relatives and strangers and—most importantly—manage your medical care. Suffering from a chronic illness doesn’t mean you can’t live an active, engaged life. This book will show you how.

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