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Advances in Nursing Science:
Living With Chronic Illness

Creating Health with Chronic Illness

McWilliam, Carol L. MScN, EdD; Stewart, Moira PhD; Brown, Judith Belle PhD; Desai, Kathryn BN; Coderre, Patricia RN

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Abstract

Within the current context of health care, health promotion for individuals with chronic illness often reflects the priorities of disease-specific preventive care needs and related physical, social, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. This article reports a phenomenological study of how older people with chronic illness experience health and health promotion and illuminates a different perspective of health resources and strategies. The findings have profound implications for nursing practice and theory, suggesting the need for restructuring work assignments and refocusing nursing care more clearly away from the medical model.

Copyright © 1996 by Aspen Publishers, Inc.

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