Chronic Illness: Impact and Intervention

Chronic Illness: Impact and Intervention
9th Ed.
2016 © Jones & Bartlett Learning
Pamala D. Larsen PhD, RN
ISBN-10: 1-2840-4900-0 / ISBN-13: 978-1-2840-4900-8
eISBN-13: 978-1-2840-4901-5
Nursing, Geriatric Medicine


Lubkin's Chronic Illness, Ninth Edition is an essential text for nursing students who seek to understand the various aspects of chronic Illness affecting both patients and families. This is the only text of its kinds that truly addresses not only the physical aspects but the important psychosocial issues that individuals and families deal with on a daily basis. The text takes an application to practice-based approach by covering impact/issues, interventions and outcomes.

The Ninth Edition has been heavily revised to include updated and expanded content on the illness experience, health policy, uncertainty and the advanced practice nurse in chronic illness. Each chapter employs a theoretical approach to the concept followed by the impact or issues of the concept, nursing interventions and potential outcomes. Two new chapters focused on Loss and Spirituality have also been included.

New to the Ninth Edition:

  • • Expanded personal and real-life comments from the perspective of the caregiver
  • • New case studies
  • • The text has been updated into two sections: "Impact of Disease on the Family and Individual" and "Impact of the Health Care System"
  • • Two new chapters on Loss and Spirituality
  • • Addresses the technology and systems that impact individuals with chronic health
  • • Motivational interviewing
  • • Updated approach to the chapter covering Sexuality

Doody's Reviews

Score: 90/100
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"The distinctive approach to chronic illness not only addresses the physical aspects, but also the psychosocial issues that affect individuals, their families, and caregivers, making this an essential resource for students and healthcare providers."

-- Patricia Kincade, BSN (MU Sinclair School of Nursing) Doody's Review

"This is an outstanding guide that will give readers a good understanding and practical advice when experiencing a chronic illness or caring for someone with a chronic illness. It is one of the most comprehensive books on this subject, and this latest edition provides a new, personal perspective of an expert who is now living with the impact of chronic illness."

-- Margaret Holder, PhD (University of North Florida Brooks College of Health) Doody's Review - previous edition

"This unique book is a wonderful addition to the field of nursing. It complements the disease-focused books by providing the illness experience. Nurses will find this a beneficial resource to add to their library. The current edition is essential, ensuring as it does that the information is up to date."

-- Kathleen Woodruff, RN, MS, CRNP (Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing) Doody's Review - previous edition


This book is written for anyone experiencing chronic illness, whether a healthcare practitioner, patient, or family member. It is an excellent guide and somewhat of a roadmap for those who face a long and possibly debilitating illness or disease. There is accompanying web access to interactive and engaging resources that students would find particularly useful.

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