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  • Chronic Care Model Essay

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    The framework was not explicitly presented but extracted from literature. The Chronic Care Model (CCM) uses a systematic approach to restructuring medical care to create partnerships between health systems and communities. (Stellefson, Dipnarine, & Stopka, 2013, para. 1) Smith et al. (2015) The Self-management and Care of Heart Failure

  • Malnutrition Associated With Chronic Disease

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    Alexis Aaron Case Study #3 Malnutrition Associated with Chronic Disease Chronic diseases are characterized as a condition lasting longer than three months and an acute illness is of a shorter duration. Malnutrition associated with chronic diseases can be due to the fact that many patients with chronic diseases are physically handicapped and unable to perform activities of daily living such as eating and driving themselves to the store. Chronic diseases that could physically cause malnutrition like

  • Chronic Conditions That Can Not Be Cured

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    LTC’s are chronic conditions that cannot be cured but can be maintained and symptomatically controlled with medication and therapies (World Health Organisation [WHO], 2015; Department of Health [DOH], 2005). The management of LTC’s has been implemented due to the increase in the ageing population which in turn produces an increase in the incidence of LTC’s such as diabetes, Parkinson Disease [PD], pernicious anaemia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, neurological and heart conditions. Due to

  • Chronic Pain

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    ENC1101-83 16 April 2014 Chronic Pain: Curable or Not Abstract Chronic Pain is an interesting problem in society today. The exact cause of Chronic Pain is not the same in every patient. In fact most patients present with different symptoms and associated pathologies, such as the strong link with depression. Treatment of Chronic Pain is often performed a single practitioner whether that be a Medical Doctor, Chiropractor, Nutritionist, or an alternative health care professional. Chronic Pain is often extremely

  • Chronic Migraines

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    probably familiar with the pounding pain that wouldn’t go away. As I write this, the pounding sensation on the right side of my brain is undeniable. It has been there for almost two years and has remained twenty- four hours a day, seven days a week. Chronic migraines have an impact on every aspect of life. So you are probably wondering how this neurological disorder came about? Well I still don’t have an answer as to how it happened myself. It all occurred one evening in November on my way home from

  • Positive Psychology And Chronic Illness

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    Positive Psychology and Chronic Illness A chronic illness is a long-lasting condition that can be controlled but not cured. It is the leading cause of death and disability in the United States, accounting for 70% of all deaths in the U.S., which is around 1.7 million each year. With statistics like that, being diagnosed with a chronic illness could obviously have severely negative effects to a person’s body. Not only is a chronic illness physically stressful, it also has the ability to affect a

  • Causes And Treatment Of Chronic Illness

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    rates have increased over the years. However, it must also be recognized that there are now higher rates of chronic illness. Chronic illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, arthritis and heart disease are the leading causes of disability throughout the United States. “As of 2012, about half of all adults—117 million people—had one or more chronic health conditions” (CDC 2016). People with a chronic illness essentially have a disease or disorder that requires a lifetime of coping. It is not uncommon for

  • The Problem Of Chronic Pain

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    Chronic pain has burdened its victims with major difficulties that often span beyond the physical discomfort to psychological, social, and economic well-being (1). The prevalence of non-cancerous chronic pain in Europeans ranges from 8%-60% across many studies involving different methods and populations. Nearly 1 in 4 adults in Europe report experiencing chronic pain which affects their daily lives (1) and 30% of Americans report chronic pain (2). In particular, 1% of all individuals in the developed

  • Assessment Of Chronic Pain

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    Assessment Assessment of chronic pain first begins with understanding what chronic pain is. Chronic pain is any pain with or without obvious injury that lasts longer than the expected healing period. Like many chronic diseases, it has periods of remission, an absence of symptoms, and exacerbation, an increase in the severity of the symptoms. A recent study suggested that chronic pain affects about 80% of elders in nursing homes. (Pateinakis, 2013) Proper treatment of chronic pain begins with gathering

  • The Effect Of Chronic Stress

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    The Effects of Chronic Stress - Why We Need To Escape The Cycle By Aneka Brunssen | Submitted On July 07, 2016 Recommend Article Article Comments Print Article Share this article on Facebook Share this article on Twitter Share this article on Google+ Share this article on Linkedin Share this article on StumbleUpon Share this article on Delicious Share this article on Digg Share this article on Reddit Share this article on Pinterest Expert Author Aneka Brunssen Stress is a common theme in