This book explores the notion of <i>Managing Long Term Conditions</i> (MLTC) by focusing on aspects of clinical and community practice both for people requiring occasional programmes and for those with more complex needs necessitating a range of care provision. However, care provided for people living with long term conditions consists not only of that provided by health and social care professionals, but also care provided by friends and family, the voluntary sector, faith and charitable organizations and also self-care by the people who live with long term conditions. An important aspect for consideration in MLTC, therefore, lies in the context of self-help and lay care, and this book includes the concept of "patient as expert". <p> The focus of <i>Managing Long Term Conditions</i> is on the social model of care rather than the dominant medical model as the modern healthcare system has come to recognize the value of social determinants of health in contributing to the long term health outcomes of the population. <p> Providing coverage of each branch of healthcare—adult, children, mental health and learning disabilities—this book is essential reading for both students and practitioners in community nursing and across healthcare in general.
List of Contributors.
1. Frameworks for Supporting Patients with Long Term Conditions (Marilyn Fitzpatrick).
2. Case Managers and Community Matrons (Margaret Presho).
3. Empowering Patients: The Role of the Expert Patient Programme in Promoting Health Amongst Those with Long Term Conditions (Clare Street and Caroline Powell).
4. Informal Carers: Valuing Our Assets (Maureen Deacon, Marilyn Fitzpatrick and Margaret Presho).
5. The National Service Framework for Long Term Conditions: Towards the Integration of a Learning Disability Perspective (Garry Diack).
6. Mental Health Promotion: The Key to the Effective Management of Long Term conditions (Maureen Deacon).
7. Managing Long Term Conditions from the Child's Perspective: Aspects of Vulnerability and Inequalities for Children with Complex Needs. (Ruth Thomas).
8. Psychosocial Consequences of Living with a Long Term condition (Diane Loggenberg).
9. Redocumenting Home and Managing Long Term Conditions: The Social Organization of Place and Space (Eileen Fairhurst).
10. Cultural Competence in Service Delivery (Margaret Presho).
11. Policy and Practice (Margaret Presho).