Adapted from our best-selling text, Chronic Illness: Impact and Intervention, Eighth Edition by Pamala D. Larsen and Ilene Morof Lubkin, this text includes recent definitions and models of care aimed towards chronic disease management (CDM) currently used in Canada. Canadian and global perspectives on chronic illness management are addressed throughout the text, and chapters on the role of primary health care in chronic care, family nursing, global health, and chronic illness are included to address the needs of nursing curriculum standards in Canada. Key Features *Chapter on complementary therapies within a Canadian health context *Every chapter is updated to include Canadian content and an emphasis on global healthcare *Contains theoretical and practical perspectives to address the continuing emergence of chronic illness in Canada and the world
Medicare is the third rail of Canadian politics. Touch it and you die. Every politician knows this truism, which is why no one wants to debate it. Privately, many of them understand that the health-care system, which costs about $200 billion a year in public and private money, cannot continue as it is—increasingly ill-adapted to an aging population with public costs growing faster than government revenues. In Chronic Condition, Jeffrey Simpson explores the options we have to grapple with this growing problem, including cuts in non-health-care spending, tax increases, various types of privatization, and finding savings within health-care itself. His research takes him to emergency rooms and private clinics across Canada as he listens to health professionals, researchers, and administrators outline the challenges they face. Simpson examines the tenets of the medicare system that Canadians cling to so passionately. Combining impressive research, political acumen, and a sense of civic urgency, Chronic Condition breaks the silence about the huge changes and real choices that Canadians face. It is a catalyst for a much-needed public debate about an essential Canadian service.
While significant research has been produced in the field of disability studies, little attention has been paid to experiences of chronic illness. Working Bodies emphasizes the workplace as an important site for understanding such experiences, as employment status has an enormous impact on social and economic standing in Canadian society. The essays in this collection examine the perspectives of both workers and employers, painting a disturbing picture of the challenges that people with chronic illness face in an already demanding labour market. The focus on the Canadian workplace allows for an in-depth understanding of this context and for meaningful comparisons between populations and across workplace environments. Contributors include scholars and practitioners in disability studies, health sciences, geography, occupational therapy, sociology, and labour relations, their expert knowledge ranging from the imperatives of employers, to lived experiences of chronic illness, to the application of workplace policy. By combining research-based chapters with personal reflections on work and chronic illness, Working Bodies grounds itself in existing scholarship while opening up new avenues of discussion. Contributors include Terri Aversa, Andrea Black, Keri Cameron (McMaster University), Nicolette Carlan (University of Waterloo), Vera Chouinard (McMaster University), Valorie A, Crooks (Simon Fraser University), Julie Devaney, Le-Ann Dolan, Adam Gilgoff, Nancy Hutchinson (Queen's University), Vicki Kristman (Lakehead University), Terry Krupa (Queen's University), Rosemary Lysaght (Queen's University), Margaret Oldfield (University of Toronto), Michelle Owen (University of Winnipeg), Melissa Popiel, Wendy Porch, William S. Shaw (University of Massachusetts), Corinne Stevens, Iffath Syed (York University), Joan Versnel (Dalhousie University), and Kelly Williams-Whitt (University of Lethbridge).
Drawing on the latest research and statistics, Population Health in Canada presents critical analyses of the most pressing population health equity issues in Canada. Comprising research papers and briefs written by some of the top scholars in the field, this edited collection illustrates fundamental concepts of population health, including social inclusion and exclusion, health as a public good, and the social determinants of health. The editors’ careful selection of the framework and contents has been designed to encourage a social justice lens to address health inequities that are systemic, socially produced, and unfair. Sections on methodological tools, population health equity, community action, and current issues introduce students to the components needed to understand population health in Canada. With an emphasis on theory, methods, interventions, policy, and knowledge translation, this timely volume is well suited to a variety of courses on population health in social science and health studies programs.
This is the Second Edition of the popular Canadian adaptation of Brunner and Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing, by Day, Paul, and Williams. Woven throughout the content is new and updated material that reflects key practice differences in Canada, ranging from the healthcare system, to cultural considerations, epidemiology, pharmacology, Web resources, and more. Compatibility: BlackBerry(R) OS 4.1 or Higher / iPhone/iPod Touch 2.0 or Higher /Palm OS 3.5 or higher / Palm Pre Classic / Symbian S60, 3rd edition (Nokia) / Windows Mobile(TM) Pocket PC (all versions) / Windows Mobile Smartphone / Windows 98SE/2000/ME/XP/Vista/Tablet PC
Master the role and skills of the medical-surgical nurse in Canada with the book that has it all! Lewis's Medical-Surgical Nursing in Canada: Assessment and Management of Clinical Problems, 5th Edition reflects the expertise of nurses from across Canada with evidence-informed guidelines, a focus on clinical trends, and a review of pathophysiology. Clear examples make it easy to understand every concept in nursing care — from health promotion to acute intervention to ambulatory care. An Evolve website includes new case studies to enhance your skills in clinical judgement and prepare you for the Next Generation NCLEX®, CPNRE®, and REx-PNTM. From Canadian educators Jane Tyerman and Shelley L. Cobbett, this comprehensive guide provides a solid foundation in perioperative care as well as nursing care of disorders by body system. Easy-to-understand content is written and reviewed by leading experts in the field, ensuring that information is comprehensive, current, and clinically accurate. More than 800 full-colour illustrations and photographs demonstrate disease processes and related anatomy and physiology. Focus on key areas includes the determinants of health, patient and caregiver teaching, age-related considerations, collaborative care, cultural considerations, nutrition, home care, evidence-informed practice, and patient safety. Nursing Assessment chapters focus on individual body systems and include a brief review of related anatomy and physiology, a discussion of health history and non-invasive physical assessment skills, and note common diagnostic studies, expected results, and related nursing responsibilities. Unfolding case studies in each assessment chapter help you apply important concepts and procedures to real-life patient care. UNIQUE! Levels of Care approach organizes nursing management into three levels: health promotion, acute intervention, and ambulatory and home care. Nursing Management chapters focus on the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, laboratory and diagnostic study results, interprofessional care, and nursing management of various diseases and disorders, and are organized to follow the steps of the nursing process (assessment, nursing diagnoses, planning, implementation, and evaluation). Safety Alerts and Drug Alerts highlight important safety issues in patient care. Informatics boxes discuss the importance and use of technology with topics such as use of social media in the context of patient privacy, teaching patients to manage self-care using smartphone apps, and using Smart infusion pumps. Cultural Competence and Health Equity in Nursing Care chapter discusses culture as a determinant of health, especially in regard to Indigenous populations; health equity and health equality issues as they relate to marginalized groups in Canada; and practical suggestions for developing cultural competence in nursing care. More than 60 comprehensive nursing care plans on the Evolve website include defining characteristics, expected outcomes, specific nursing interventions with rationales, evaluation criteria, and collaborative problems.
"Chronic Conditions and Caregiving in Canada is based on the result of a nationally funded research program conducted by teams of multidisciplinary researchers. This collection includes innovative assessment and intervention studies involving patients with diabetes, cystic fibrosis, spina bifida, HIV-AIDS, cardiac conditions, and stroke. The studies evaluate various forms of social support on the basis of a model that is outlined in the first chapter. Several chapters explore barriers to accessing support and key strategies for seeking support. The final chapters summarize the findings and outline the challenges that still face researchers in the field."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
This book offers a comprehensive overview to chronic illness care, which is the coordinated, comprehensive, and sustained response to chronic diseases and conditions by a range of health care providers, formal and informal caregivers, healthcare systems, and community-based resources. Using an ecological framework, which looks at the interdependent influences between individuals and their larger environment, this unique text examines chronic illness care at multiple levels and includes sections on the individual influences on chronic illness, the role of family and social networks, and how chronic care is provided across the spectrum of health care settings; from home to clinic to the emergency department to hospital and residential care facilities. The book describes the organizational frameworks and strategies that are needed to provide quality care for chronically ill patients, including behavioral health, care management, transitions of care, and health information technology. The book also addresses the changing workforce needs in health care, and the fiscal models and policies that will be required to meet the needs of this population, with a focus on sustaining the ongoing transformation in health care. This book acts as a major reference for practitioners and students in medicine, nursing, social work, allied health, and behavioral medicine, as well as stakeholders in public health, health policy, and population health.
Master the nurse’s role in health promotion for Canadian populations and communities! Stanhope and Lancaster's Community Health Nursing in Canada, 4th Edition covers the concepts and skills you need to know for effective, evidence-informed practice. It addresses individual, family, and group health as well as the social and economic conditions that can affect the health of a community. Concise, easy-to-read chapters include coverage of the latest issues, approaches, and points of view. Written by Canadian educators Sandra A. MacDonald and Sonya L. Jakubec in collaboration with Indigenous scholar Dr. R. Lisa Bourque Bearskin, this edition makes it even easier to apply nursing principles and strategies to practice. UNIQUE! Evidence-Informed Practice boxes illustrate how to apply the latest research findings in community health nursing. UNIQUE! Indigenous Health: Working with First Nations Peoples, Inuit, and Métis chapter details community health nursing in Indigenous communities. UNIQUE! Determinants of Health boxes highlight the critical factors contributing to individual or group health. Levels of Prevention boxes give examples of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention related to community health nursing practice. CHN in Practice boxes in each chapter provide unique case studies to help you develop your assessment and critical thinking skills. How To boxes use real-life examples to provide specific, application-oriented information. Ethical Considerations boxes provide examples of ethical situations and relevant principles involved in making informed decisions in community health nursing practice. Cultural Considerations boxes present culturally diverse scenarios that offer questions for reflection and class discussion. Chapter Summary sections provide a helpful summary of the key points within each chapter. NEW! NGN-style case studies are provided on the Evolve companion website. NEW! Thoroughly updated references and sources present the latest research, statistics, and Canadian events and scenarios, including the latest Community Health Nurses of Canada (CHNC) Canadian Community Health Nursing Standards of Practice (2019 edition). NEW! Expanded coverage of global health, global issues, and the global environment Is integrated throughout the book. NEW! Revised Working with Working with People Who Experience Structural Vulnerabilities chapter views vulnerable populations through a social justice lens. NEW! Enhanced content provides greater application to practice. NEW! Further clarification of the differing roles of CHNs and PHNS is provided.
Gain the knowledge and skills you need to care for older adults in Canada! Ebersole and Hess' Gerontological Nursing & Healthy Aging in Canada, 3rd Edition uses a wellness-based, holistic approach to older adult care from a distinctly Canadian perspective. Designed to promote healthy aging regardless of the patient’s situation or disorder, this book provides best-practice guidelines to help you identify potential problems, address complications, and alleviate discomfort. An Evolve website includes new Next Generation NCLEX®-style case studies and PN competencies case studies to enhance your skills in clinical judgement. Written by a team of gerontological nursing experts led by Veronique Boscart, this concise guide covers health care in the context of the cultural and socio-economic issues unique to Canada. Core competencies identified by the CGNA are integrated throughout the book, reinforcing the standards of the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association. Assessment guidelines and tools are featured in tables, boxes, and forms, including the latest scales and guidelines for proper health assessment. Focus on health and wellness highlights all aspects of the aging process. Attention to age, cultural, and gender differences helps you care for different population groups. Evidence-informed Practice boxes summarize research findings and identify those practices with unknown, ineffective, or harmful effects, and examine topics such as culturally safe health initiatives for Indigenous Peoples, lifelong learning and its effects on the wellbeing of older adults, challenges in home care and long-term care homes, and improving outcomes and improving outcomes for seniors living with a stroke or dementia. Activities and discussion questions at the end of every chapter help you understand the material and apply concepts in clinical situations.