Self-Care

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Self-Care Judith E. Hertz INTRODUCTION On the surface, self-care is simply taking care of one’s self to remain healthy. However, self-care within the context of living with a chronic illness…

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Culture and Cultural Competence

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Culture and Cultural Competence Pamala D. Larsen Sonya R. Hardin INTRODUCTION Concepts of health and illness are deeply rooted in culture, race, and ethnicity and influence an individual’s perceptions and…

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Powerlessness

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Powerlessness Faye I. Hummel This was the first time … When I woke up the other morning I couldn’t get out of bed. I couldn’t believe it … my body,…

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Sexuality

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Sexuality Margaret Chamberlain Wilmoth INTRODUCTION Humans are sexual beings from birth until death. Sexuality is an integral aspect of our personalities and is more than sexual contact and the ability…

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Family Caregiving

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Family Caregiving Linda L. Pierce Barbara J. Lutz INTRODUCTION Few adults receive paid homecare services. Outside support is not always welcome. Caregivers often refuse help and resources, as they may…

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Adherence

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Adherence Jill Berg Lorraine S. Evangelista Donna Carruthers Jacqueline M. Dunbar-Jacob INTRODUCTION Adherence of patients to prescribed treatment by their healthcare professionals has been discussed in the medical literature since…

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Quality of Life

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Quality of Life Victoria Schirm INTRODUCTION This chapter focuses on quality of life for the more than 133 million Americans who live with chronic illness and their families. Emphasis is…

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Uncertainty

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Uncertainty Faye I. Hummel The words of the radiologist, “it’s breast cancer,” rang through my head over and over again as I sat in silence, alone, trying to make sense…

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Body Image

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Body Image Diana Luskin Biordi Patricia McCann Galon INTRODUCTION Of all the prisms through which culture can be viewed, body image is one of the most prevalent and profound. From…

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Social Isolation

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Social Isolation Diana Luskin Biordi Nicholas R. Nicholson INTRODUCTION Most of us actively seek human companionship or relationships. The lives of hermits or cloistered, solitary existences are extraordinary because they…

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