Oxford handbook of respiratory nursing / edited by Terry Robinson, Jane Scullion.
Contributor(s): Robinson, Terry | Scullion, JaneSeries: Oxford Handbooks in NursingPublisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2021Edition: 2nd edDescription: xiv, 633 p. : ill. ; 18 cmISBN: 9780198831815 (pbk)Subject(s): Respiratory Tract Diseases -- handbooks -- nursingDDC classification: 616.20231
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Respiratory disease is one of the leading causes of both mortality and morbidity, causing a significant burden on healthcare resources, the economy, and on individual patients and their carers. Respiratory conditions are managed in many different settings, from home and residential care through the full range of primary to tertiary care. The multifaceted nature of both diseases affecting respiration and the care options is comprehensively covered in this second edition of the Oxford Handbook of Respiratory Nursing. Offering a systematic description of the main respiratory diseases found in adults, the Handbook covers the assessment, diagnosis, and nursing management of each condition. With a special focus on the role of the multidisciplinary team in meeting the multiple care needs of respiratory patients, the Handbook covers both physical and psychosocial concerns, and both pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies. -- Publisher.