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Question: Nursing Adults with Long Term Conditions: exploring the nursing care pathways for a patient with chronic bronchitis.

Answer: This essay explores the nursing care pathways for a patient with chronic bronchitis, with a brief review of pathophysiology and the related symptoms. The role of nursing within acute and non-acute has been the focus of many policies and academic research at least since 2005 when there was a high level of policy interest in the management of long term conditions (Kendall et al, 2010). Previously, a more traditional approach to the management of long term conditions was a focus on the medical treatment of the patients, rather than the current patient-centred approach, the former subjugating the nurses care role to the acute medical model (Warner et al, 1998). Currently, there is an increasing focus on the role that nurses can take across the acute and the non-acute service paradigms, and it is the aim of this portfolio to contribute in a critical manner to the issues and challenges that su...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Education
  • Course: Education General
  • Level: Further Education
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 4958
  • Date submitted: June 21, 2018
  • Date written: April, 2016
  • References: Yes
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8445

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