Chronic kidney disease in older population

Topic

Chronic diseases are the leading cause of fatal burden of disease in most age and sex groups and the leading cause of illness, disability and death in Australia (AIHW, 2015)

Discuss the role of the nurse in delivering interprofessional person-centred care which addresses illness Management, promotes self-management and is responsive to changing patient needs. The essay should focus on one patient group. ( i would like to chose chronic kidney disease in older population as a patient group)

Instructions
The introduction should briefly describe The chosen topic ( chronic kidney disease), why it is important and set out for the reader what you plan to cover in your paper. Set the context of the chronic illness or disease by briefly describing the chronic kidney disease pathophysiology and how the signs and symptoms impacts a person’s life. You need to define your terms and describe each of your major points to establish and develop your argument. Your discussion should draw from key experts and current evidence. Headings will help focus your discussion. Your conclusion should summarise your major points and make recommendations drawn from your discussion. It is expected your paper will be well supported with recent (< 7 years) literature.

The essay setup
1.Introduction- Briefy describe what is chronic disease and and how its impact on society, and then go to chronic kidney disease ( provide a brief introduction) and explain the pointers which will be discussed in the body of the essay.
2.Pathophysilogy
3. how the signs and symptoms impacts a person’s life
4.role of the nurse in delivering interprofessional person-centred care which addresses illness prevention, promotes self-management and is responsive to changing patient needs (includes patient education)

5. conclusion
6.reference

Please note- focus is on primary care as the majority of people’s management of chronic illness occurs at home. Also keep your focus on delivering care within the Chronic Illness Framework.Make sure you identify whether you are discussing CKD or end stage kidney disease (ESKD).

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