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Lubkin's Chronic Illness, Tenth Edition
Impact and Intervention

Author(s): Pamala D. Larsen, RN, PhD, CRRN, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming
  • ISBN-13: 9781284128857
  • ISBN-10:1284128857
  • Hardcover    612 pages      © 2019
Price: $116.95 US List
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Lubkin's Chronic Illness: Impact and Intervention, Tenth Edition is an essential text for teaching nursing students the impact of chronic Illness on both patients and families. This is the only text of its kinds that truly addresses not only the physical aspects of chronic illness but the important psychosocial issues that individuals and families encounter on a daily basis.

The Tenth Edition takes an application to practice-based approach by covering impact and issues as well as interventions and outcomes. Each chapter employs a theoretical approach to the concept followed by an overview of the impact, nursing interventions and potential outcomes. To bring this content to life for students, the text takes a personalized approach featuring real-life stories and scenarios focused on the individual’s experience with chronic illness. The journey of the author and her husband through cancer is chronicled throughout a number of chapters. These feelings about the illness experience, and ultimately his death, are real and are excerpted from the author’s journal.

Key Features:

  • Mapped to all three levels of competencies (BSN, MSN and DNP)
  • The Family Caregiving chapter outlines how family members care for their aging parents and relatives
  • Vignettes and journal entries of patients and their caregivers talking about chronic illness
  • Updated Evidence-Based Practice Boxes

Instructor Resources:

  • Case Studies 
  • Discussion Questions
  • Test Bank
  • PowerPoint Slides
  • Instructor’s Manual

Applicable Courses

Advanced Family Nursing: Chronic Illness across the Lifespan
Palliative Care: Chronic Illness Care
Ethics in Nursing: The Experience of Chronic Illness


Part  I  Impact of the Disease to the Individual and Family
Chapter  1  Chronicity
Chapter  2  The Illness Experience
Chapter  3  Psychosocial Adjustment
Chapter  4  Social Isolation
Chapter  5  Spirituality
Chapter  6  Uncertainty
Chapter  7  Quality of Life
Chapter  8  Adherence
Chapter  9  Family Caregiving
Chapter  10  Intimacy
Chapter  11  Powerlessness
Chapter  12  Loss
Chapter  13  Culture and Diversity
Chapter  14  Self-Management
Part  II  Impact of the System
Chapter  15  Client and Family Education
Chapter  16  Health Promotion
Chapter  17  The Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in Chronic Illness Care
Chapter  18  Complementary and Integrative Health
Chapter  19  Models of Care
Chapter  20  Home Health Care
Chapter  21  Long-Term Care
Chapter  22  Palliative Care
Chapter  23  Health Policy
Chapter  24  Rehabilitation

Pamala D. Larsen, RN, PhD, CRRN-Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming

Dr. Larsen practiced nursing from 1969 until she retired in 2013. Her last 28 years of practice were as a faculty member and administrator in schools of nursing that offered BSN and MS degrees. Her clinical and educational expertise was chronic illness and the psychosocial concepts that are associated with patients and caregivers with chronic conditions. To that end, Dr. Larsen published her own personal account of chronic illness as she and her late husband battled cancer. Many of those experiences are included within this text. Dr. Larsen maintained certification as a rehabilitation registered nurse (CCRN) from 1986-2011. Dr. Larsen has been associated with this text, first as the author of the rehabilitation chapter, since 1995. She was asked by Ilene Lubkin to co-edit the text beginning with the 4th edition. With Ms. Lubkin’s death in 2005, she became the sole editor with the 6th edition. Dr. Larsen retired as Professor Emeritus from the University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, in 2013.

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781284128857

Chapter Quizzes
Discussion Questions
Instructor Manual
Slides in PowerPoint Format

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