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Care of people with long-term conditions 

Care of people with long-term conditions
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Care of people with long-term conditions
Author(s):

Vari Drennan

and Claire Goodman

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199653720.003.0011
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date: 20 September 2020

The care of people with long-term and complex conditions is a key concern for health and social care providers. Physical, cognitive, emotional, and social factors become increasingly interdependent with age, influencing health and well-being. Nurses working in primary and community care are often the lead practitioner for advice and support, and the link to other services. This chapter begins by considering what is meant by continuity of care for people with long-term conditions. It provides an overview of common long-term conditions and concludes by considering the impact of frailty and multi-morbidity on the experience of living with one or more long-term condition.

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