Nursing 3230-2 Family Chronic Illness (Fall 2019)

This course encourages students to develop partnerships with clients and families to enhance the quality of life of those experiencing increasingly complex chronic illnesses. The principles of primary health care pertaining to accessibility, intersectoral collaboration and public participation for clients and their families with chronic illness will be examined in depth. Application of these principles to the population of adults experiencing increasingly complex illnesses in acute medical/surgical and mental health settings will be emphasized.

Course Instructor: 
List of Reserve Material: 

Class 1 & 2

Canadian Nursing Association (2017). Chronic Disease Prevention and Management. CNA, Ottawa: Author. 

Gottlieb, L. & Feeley, N. (2005). The collaborative partnership approach to care: A delicate balance. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Elsevier pp. 65-95.

Khalil, H., Chambers, H., Munn, Z., & Porritt, K. (2015). Improving Chronic Diseases Management Through the Development of an Evidence-Based Resource. Worldviews On Evidence-Based Nursing, 12(3), 139-144.

Classes 3 & 4

Riggs, J. (2006). Too pooped to pump: Managing chronic health failure. Nursing Made Incredibly Easy, 4(1), 28-39.

Smith, A. C. (2013). Effect of Telemonitoring on Re-Admission in Patients with Congestive Heart Failure. MEDSURG Nursing, 22(1), 39-44.

Class 5

Tim Goodnough, L., Comin‐Colet, J., Leal‐Noval, S., Ozawa, S., Takere, J., Henry, D., & Shander, A. (2017). Management of anemia in patients with congestive heart failure. American journal of hematology, 92(1), 88-93.

Class 6

Bielecka-Dabrowa, A., Godoy, B., Schefold, J. C., Koziolek, M., Banach, M., & von Haehling, S. (2018). Decompensated Heart Failure and Renal Failure: What Is the Current Evidence? Current heart failure reports, 15(4), 224-238.

Class 7

Yasgur, B. S. (2012). 'My Parrot Ate My Pain Pills': Dealing With Drug-Seeking Patients. Retrieved from

Class 8

Mower-Wade, D. & Kang, T. M. (2004). Sepsis: When defence turns deadly. Nursing, 34(7),  32cc1-32cc4.

Wood, S., Lavieri, M. C. & Durkin, T. (2007). What you need to know about sepsis. Nursing, 37(3), 46-52.

Classes 9

Bourbeau, J., Farias, R., Li, P. Z., Gauthier, G., Battisti, L., Chabot, V., ... & Boulet, L. P. (2018). The Quebec Respiratory Health Education Network: Integrating a model of self-management education in COPD primary care. Chronic respiratory disease, 15(2), 103-113.

Class 10

McGeer, R., Ascott, A., Eccles, J., Smith, M., Page, L., Hills, E., ... & Gregory, J. (2018). P372 A pilot study: A psychological support service for patients with inflammatory bowel disease (PSSPIBD). Journal of Crohn's and Colitis, 12(supplement_1), S292-S293.

Czuber-Dochan, W., Dibley, L. B., Terry, H., Ream, E., & Norton, C. (2013). The experience of fatigue in people with inflammatory bowel disease: an exploratory study. Journal Of Advanced Nursing, 69(9), 1987-1999.