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Self-Management of Long-Term Health Conditions

A Handbook for People with Chronic Disease

By Dr. Kate Lorig, Halsted Holman, David Sobel, Diana Laurent

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Format: Paperback, 331 pages
Published In: United States, 01 January 2014
This new edition is fully updated with the latest research and information. The book is a vital resource full of practical tips, suggestions, and strategies to build confidence in managing chronic illness and symptoms, such as fatigue, pain, shortness of breath, disability, and depression. It encourages readers to develop individual approaches to setting goals, making decisions, and finding resources and support.

Table of Contents

Overview of Self-Management; Becoming an Active Self-Manager; Finding Resources; Understanding & Managing Common Symptoms; Using Your Mind to Manage Symptoms; Exercise & Physical Activity for Every Body; Exercising for Flexibility, Strength, & Balance: Making Life Easier; Exercising for Endurance: Aerobic Activities; Communicating with Family, Friends, & Health Care Professionals; Sex & Intimacy; Healthy Eating; Maintaining A Healthy Weight; Managing Your Medicines; Making Informed Treatment Decisions; Managing Chronic Lung Disease; Managing Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, & Stroke; Managing Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, & Stroke; Managing Diabetes; Planning for the Future: Fears & Reality.

About the Author

Kate Lorig RN Dr PH, developed and directs the Arthritis Self-Management Patient Education Project at the Stanford University Arthritis Centre. David T. Sobel, M. Ed., is a Senior Faculty in the Education Department and Director of the Center for Place-based Education at Antioch University New England. Prior to 1997, he served as the Chairperson of the department for a dozen years. He was one of the founders of The Harrisville Children's Center and has served on the boards of public and private schools. He was a member of the editorial board of the journal Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice and has served as a correspondent for Orion Magazine. His articles examine the relationship between child development, authentic curriculum and environmental education. He was the winner of a 1991 Education Press Award. In 2007, he was identified as one of the Daring Dozen educators in the United States by Edutopia magazine. His book Nature Preschools and forest Kindergartens will be published by Redleaf Press in autumn, 2015. Virginia Gonzalez, MPH, is a health educator and study coordinator at Stanford University School of Medicine's Patient Education Research Centre.

EAN: 9781936693627
ISBN: 1936693623
Publisher: Bull Publishing Company
Dimensions: 28 x 21.5 centimetres (0.54 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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