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NSG 390 & 391 - Chronic Illness: What's Your Purpose?
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Completely redesigned for easy reading and fully updated with the latest research and information on current practice, medication, legal matters, and specific conditions, this new edition of a vital resource is full of tips, suggestions, and strategies to deal with chronic illness and symptoms, such as fatigue, pain, shortness of breath, disability, and depression. It encourages readers to develop individual approaches to setting goals, making decisions, and finding resources and support so that they are able to do the things they want and need.
This book presents a promising new approach to educating, engaging, empowering, and generating action within communities as part of that broader prevention agenda. The authors review representative global experiences with community based prevention educators, focusing on the prevention coordination work that can be accomplished within geographical areas ranging from local communities to broader regions. Among the findings they reveal in this book are the fundamental elements of successful Community Based Prevention programs - skilled staff, high-quality evaluation, and sustained investment in prevention efforts.
The Division collects and disseminates vital records data, conducts research and produces reports which help guide health policy issues affecting the Commonwealth of Virginia. The annual reports and supplements provide detailed information on a range of measures including: population, teenage pregnancies, births, deaths, induced terminations and fetal deaths.
Long-term healthcare is in crisis in America. This Fred Friendly Seminar moderated by Dateline NBC correspondent John Hockenberry takes a hard look at the inadequacies of a medical system dangerously skewed away from the treatment of chronic health conditions.
A chronic condition is a long-term or permanent illness with no known cure. This program provides a framework for dealing with chronic illnesses-such as stroke, emphysema, or rheumatoid arthritis-whether viewers are seeking general knowledge, attending to their own health concerns, or caring for a loved one. The program explores ways for family members and other caregivers to participate in the development of a realistic chronic care plan.
Documentaries can also help explore the world of chronic illness. Search the JMU Libraries Catalog to find more streaming videos and DVDs.