Chronic Essays

  • Chronic Bladder Disorder

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    Chronic Bladder Disorder There are few telltale signs of what Shelly Gregory copes with on a daily basis. On closer observation, one may notice the odd way she holds the right side of her abdomen when she walks or the way she tilts her body to the side when she sits on a chair for too long. To people around her, Gregory, a 35-year-old mother of two daughters, may pass as healthy. But only those in her inner circle, including her husband and children, truly understand the pain she has to endure

  • Chronic Hair Pulling

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    “trich” (hair), “tillo” (to pull) and “mania” (impulse). While extensive medical research on this disorder has only been conducted within the past twenty years, it is estimated that around 1.5% of males and 3.5% of females in the U.S. struggle with chronic hair pulling, according to the Trichotillomania Learning Center Web site. It is believed that the majority of hair pulling starts during childhood or around adolescence. Hair is most commonly pulled from the scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, pubic area

  • Chronic Disease Management

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    only chronic diseases management becomes important at the heath care work but also it causes a state of challenge in many countries. And because some of the chronic diseases have turned into complex cases, they need multi-disciplinary team care. By practicing within a team, healthcare profession¬als will be able to balance the amount of duties, responsibility and the workload. The term Team Care Arrangement TCA was first introduced to support multidisciplinary care for patients with chronic diseases

  • Patient Empowerment in Chronic Illness

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    middle of paper ... ...uence of spiritual beliefs and practices on the treatment preferences of African Americans. Ethnogeriatrics and Special Populations, 53(4), 23-34. Leetong, A. (2010, Jan). The model of quality of life improvement for chronic patients in community by using social support. Journal of Social Sciences, 6(1), 29-33. Levi, J. (1998, Mar). The embodiment of a working identity: Power and process in Ramamuri ritual healing. American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 23(3)

  • Merleau-Ponty and Chronic Illness

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    developments in medical technology, availability of treatments, and advancements in the field of medicine. These changes have tremendously contributed to better prevention, management, and control of chronic illnesses like heart disease, asthma, diabetes and arthritis. However, the reality of chronic illness is intertwined with continued dwindle in quality of life, of dependency, of medication and limits. In this condition of diminishing health, the patient starkly experiences the dichotomy between

  • Chronic Pain Essay

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    Chronic pain is something many people deal with on a daily basis. At sometime in life, every person will have to deal with some type of pain in his or her life. Some people believe it is all in their heads because the pain does not show up on scans. The article talks about how chronic pain does exist. People show pain in many different ways sometimes you can see the pain on a person's face and other times you cannot. Every person experiences pain differently. A doctor can only believe how much

  • Describe The Main Limitations Suffered By Those With Chronic

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    of education programs. Like other major health problems, asthma has varying degrees of symptoms. As such, the degree and frequency of the symptoms limits many aspects of the asthmatics life. To describe the main limitations suffered by those with chronic asthma, asthma must be defined. Asthma is a condition whereby the sufferer has difficulty breathing due to widespread narrowing of the airways of the lungs. This narrowing can be caused by a local inflammation of the air-ways, muscle contraction or

  • Chronic Glomerulonephritis

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    filters become inflamed, this is called glomerulonephritis. This disease can be chronic or come on sudden, as in acute. Glomerulonephritis can turn up on its own which would be considered primary glomerulonephritis. If another disease is the reason for the inflammation it is then called secondary glomerulonephritis. Acute glomerulonephritis comes on abruptly and the damage to the tissues advances swiftly and chronic glomerulonephritis happens progressively and the damage is typically massive over

  • Issues With Managing Chronic Illness

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    Chronic illness or chronic condition is a long lasting or persistent disease or condition in a person’s health. A chronic illness can affect anyone’s life at any time. A person’s life can be affected greatly in many ways by a chronic illness. A person may be affected physically, their independence may be taken away, they may feel tired and/or in pain due to a chronic illness they may be suffering from. Financial problems may occur due to the high medical costs treating the chronic illness, someone

  • Chronic Illness: A Case Study

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    from one or more chronic illness.1 This estimate is projected to significantly increase over the next decade; almost every other American may be living with one or more chronic condition.2 The trend in per capita spending portrays a very similar pattern. Chronic illnesses constitute 75% of total health care expenditures annually; spending is projected to triple from $ 273 to $818 billion by 2030 for cardiovascular diseases, for example.3 High expenditures associated with chronic illnesses are driven

  • Chronic Kidney Disease

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    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a worldwide problem that is currently three times higher for African Americans, Hispanics, Pacific Islanders, American Indians and seniors (The National Kidney Foundation, 2013). CKD occurs when the kidneys are damaged by a pathogen or injury and they can no longer adequately maintain proper levels of regulated chemicals in the bloodstream. There are many risk associated with CKD. According to the National Kidney Foundation, two of the major risks are Chronic Renal

  • Theory of Chronic Sorrow and Nursing Application

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    Theory of Chronic Sorrow and Nursing Application The theory of chronic sorrow is a middle range nursing theory explored largely by Georgene Gaskill Eakes, Mary Lermnann Burke and Maragret A. Hainsworth. The theory provides framework for understanding and working with individuals who have experienced a significant loss of a loved one. As stated by Eakes et al. (1998, p. 179), Chronic sorrow is described as “…the periodic recurrence of permanent, pervasive sadness or other grief related feelings associated

  • Chronic Kidney Disease Case Study Of Chronic Kidney Disease

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    Case Study Through analysis of the signs and symptoms provided in the case study it can be concluded that the patient is likely to have stage 5 Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) also known as end stage renal failure (ESRF). During the patient’s initial medical examination she had severe hypertension as her blood pressure (BP) was 190/100 mmHg imposing a great risk to health. On examination a few weeks later the patients’ BP was still significantly raised at 185/95 mmHg. In accordance with NICE guidelines

  • Chronic Kidney Disease

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    Chronic kidney disease (CKD), which involves progressive, irreversible loss of kidney function, is present in 26 million Americans (Lewis, 2011, pp 1170-1181). There are many causative factors of CKD. Some of these causes are environmental; that is, the prevalence of CKD is influenced by how we live as individuals. Lack of exercise and poor diet can lead to hypertension, which can lead to CKD. Although other factors are involved, lack of exercise and poor diet also increases a person’s risk for developing

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Nervous System Involvement

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    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Nervous System Involvement Upon concluding my neurobiology course, I spent some time reflecting on what I've learned about the nervous system and its functions. I thought about how much progress has been made in the last couple of decades alone in defining and understanding certain aspects of neuronal functions, and must admit that I am very impressed. However, there is still so much we don't know about this area, and nowhere has this notion proved more true than

  • Chronic Wasting Disease

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    Chronic Wasting Disease is a highly transmissible, deadly neurodegenerative disease that affects cervids in North America (Belay et al., 2004; Saunders et al., 2012). There are only four types of cervid that are known to get this disease which include elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, and moose (Chronic Wasting Disease Alliance). It has been classified has a transmissible spongiform encephalopathy (TSE), otherwise known as a prion disease (Belay et al., 2004). A prion is an irregular, pathogenic

  • Chronic Kidney Disease

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    Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is increasingly becoming a major community and public health issue. This paper looks into CKD as both a community and public issue and proposes how concerned stakeholders and partners can be mobilized to work together toward fighting the disease. CKD is regarded as both a community and public health issue as a result of four main reasons: firstly, the disease places a huge burden on the community, which continues to grow despite the numerous measures that have been put

  • Health Policy and Chronic Pain Management

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    benchmarks developed since it was first launched in 2001. It was produced specifically to improve localized quality in the delivery of healthcare. The document was chosen because I have a particular interest in palliative care and those suffering from chronic pain. Pain effects the quality of life effecting large numbers of the population, especially those near the end of life. This essay will look at defining what social policy is and give a brief overview of the selected policy. Examining the need for

  • Chronic Kidney Disease Essay

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    Introduction In this text we will discuss and explore chronic kidney disease by providing a definition, describing the disease, discussing the prevalence of chronic kidney disease in Pakistan and England and incidence of chronic kidney disease in Australia. Further on we will discuss how to prevent this disease and who can help us in order to improve our health condition. Definition and Description of Chronic kidney disease Chronic kidney is a complex disease affecting the kidney functionally and

  • Case Study Review - Reviving an Ancient Therapy to Manage Chronic Pain

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    Ancient Therapy to Manage Chronic Pain Reference: Podiatry Today, December 2003, pg. 46-53 Author: Nicholas A Grumbine, DPM Rating: 4/5 Abstract Objective: This article was written to increase people’s awareness of leech therapy in healthcare to manage chronic pain. Case studies on were designed to determine whether leeching would improve chronic pain in a safe and effective manner. Background: Chronic pain results when there is delayed healing. Grumbine claims that chronic pain ‘produces a fear in