Chronic Illness: Impact and Intervention

Chronic Illness: Impact and Intervention
10th Ed.
2019 © Jones & Bartlett Learning
Pamala D. Larsen PhD, RN
ISBN-10: 1-284-12885-7 / ISBN-13: 978-1-284-12885-7
eISBN-10: 1-284-12886-5 / eISBN-13: 978-1-284-12886-4
Nursing, Critical Care, Geriatric Medicine


Lubkin's Chronic Illness: Impact and Intervention, Tenth Edition is an essential text for teaching nursing students the impact of chronic Illness on both patients and families. This is the only text of its kinds that truly addresses not only the physical aspects of chronic illness but the important psychosocial issues that individuals and families encounter on a daily basis.

The Tenth Edition takes an application to practice-based approach by covering impact and issues as well as interventions and outcomes. Each chapter employs a theoretical approach to the concept followed by an overview of the impact, nursing interventions, and potential outcomes. To bring this content to life for students, the text takes a personalized approach featuring real-life stories and scenarios focused on the individual’s experience with chronic illness. The journey of the author and her husband through cancer is chronicled throughout a number of chapters. These feelings about the illness experience, and ultimately his death, are real and are excerpted from the author’s journal.

Features and Benefits

  • • Mapped to all three levels of competencies (BSN, MSN and DNP)
  • • The Family Caregiving chapter outlines how family members care for their aging parents and relatives
  • • Vignettes and journal entries of patients and their caregivers talking about chronic illness
  • • Updated Evidence-Based Practice Boxes

Appropriate Courses

  • • Advanced Family Nursing: Chronic Illness across the Lifespan
  • • Palliative Care: Chronic Illness Care
  • • Ethics in Nursing: The Experience of Chronic Illness
Doody's Reviews
Score: 85/100
3/5 Stars
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"To my knowledge, this is the only book that covers the important psychosocial issues that individuals and families face. This area is covered in a minor way in medical-surgical books but to this extent. As the author points out, this book covers aspects of chronic illness that impact the patient's and families' live as much if not more than the specific disease and its management."

-- Linda Connelly, PhD, MSH, ARNP, CNOR (University of North Florida Brooks College of Health) Doody's Review

"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 - previous edition

"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.

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