A nursing practice model for chronic illness.

  title={A nursing practice model for chronic illness.},
  author={Kathryn Burks},
  journal={Rehabilitation nursing : the official journal of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses},
  volume={24 5},
  • Kathryn Burks
  • Published 1999 in
    Rehabilitation nursing : the official journal of…
As the 21st century approaches, one very important issue for nursing is the increased prevalence of chronic conditions such as arthritis. Self-management is one way that individuals can cope with the uncertainty and many changes chronic illness brings. The purpose of this article is to describe a nursing model that addresses the need for enhanced self-management skills and the rehabilitation nurse's role in this process. The model is based on the concept of intentional action and uses Orem's… CONTINUE READING

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