Nurses: How to empower patients in managing chronic diseases

Nurses: How to empower patients in managing chronic diseases

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Chronic diseases have, in recent years, developed into the leading cause of death and disability worldwide. Beyond the obvious physical suffering that results, chronic diseases can also affect a patient’s familial relationships, increase cost of healthcare and reduce quality of life and productivity. As such, it is important to equip patients with the ability to mange chronic diseases, and nurses are the key link in empowering this.
11 Feb 2017 - General
Priscilla Mae Gobuyan
Nurses are the first line in communicating with patients in any healthcare sector.
They handle many situations and bear a lot of responsibilities facing many difficulties and between them dealing with patients with chronic diseases.
As the article mentioned chronic diseases progress slowly and take long duration, nurse have to do extra efforts and be patient to support patients ...
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As Lianne Marie Victoria Laruan told every health professional role is unique in caring of each and every aspect some may be involved in direct care and some may be in indirect caring right. Coming to nurses here only more association with in patients only but at community level they are more deep with patients. Education is one of main required in need for patient. Health education is prime time responsibility ...
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Nurses spend more time with patients than doctors do. Because of this, they occupy an important role in empowering patients to manage chronic illnesses. Based on what I have observed, the dialysis nurses in our institution really help a lot in encouraging the patients to perform self-care strategies. During frustrating times, nurses provide gentle reassurance that their suffering is temporary and there are good things to look forward to. This actually helps patients cope with their chronic condi...
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It is heartbreaking to be diagnosed with a chronic illness in the latter part of live or even when you are young. It is a challenge not only for the patient on how to face it but also for his or her loved ones. The articles speaks about the guidelines on what can we do to make the patient at least feel still life is worth living after being diagnosed of having a chronic illness. The most powerful tool should be one must be able to maintain a positive mindset and make the remaining days of his or...
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