This pragmatic and comprehensive book helps readers develop the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for effective health care social work practice, as well as an understanding of the technological, social, political, ethical, and financial factors affecting contemporary patient care. Packed with case studies and exercises, the book emphasizes the importance of being attentive to both patient and organizational needs, covers emerging trends in health care policy and delivery, provides extensive discussion of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and addresses social work practice across the continuum of care.
Chapter 7: Chronic Illness : Issues and Interventions
Chronic Illness : Issues and Interventions
Chronic disease is the nation’s greatest problem shaping contemporary healthcare. While chronic disease refers to the pathophysiology of the condition, chronic illness is the human experience of symptoms and suffering, referring to how the disease is perceived, lived with, and ...