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Chronic Illness Care

Principles and Practice

  • Timothy P. Daaleman
  • Margaret R. Helton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Individual Influences on Chronic Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. Kevin Hicks, Henry M. Dunnenberger
      Pages 3-16
    3. Lori Carter-Edwards, Jada L. Brooks, Sylvia Willie Burgess, Forrest Toms
      Pages 17-27
    4. Hazel Tapp, Michael Dulin, Marcus Plescia
      Pages 29-40
    5. Carol E. Ripley-Moffitt, Adam O. Goldstein
      Pages 41-53
    6. Lauren Porras, Harry Stafford, Nailah Safiya Adams
      Pages 55-69
    7. Leah Elizabeth Chapman, Ramine Alexander, Thomas C. Keyserling, Alice S. Ammerman
      Pages 71-82
    8. Sarah E. Wakeman, Richard Saitz
      Pages 83-94
    9. Margaret C. Wang, Jim Bellows
      Pages 95-107
  3. Family and Social Support

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Megan Gately, Keren Ladin
      Pages 111-120
    3. Samantha Schilling, Adam J. Zolotor
      Pages 121-132
    4. Edwin B. Fisher, Patrick Y. Tang, Maggy Muchieh Coufal, Yuexing Liu, Weiping Jia
      Pages 133-146
  4. Providing Chronic Illness Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Alexander Kaysin, Margaret L. Gourlay
      Pages 163-173
    3. Emily M. Hawes
      Pages 175-185
    4. Jennifer Martini
      Pages 187-197
    5. Nicholas P. Shungu
      Pages 199-211

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive overview to chronic illness care, which is the coordinated, comprehensive, and sustained response to chronic diseases and conditions by a range of health care providers, formal and informal caregivers, healthcare systems, and community-based resources. Using an ecological framework, which looks at the interdependent influences between individuals and their larger environment, this unique text examines chronic illness care at multiple levels and includes  sections on the individual influences on chronic illness, the role of family and social networks, and how chronic care is provided across the spectrum of health care settings; from home to clinic to the emergency department to hospital and residential care facilities.  The book describes the organizational frameworks and strategies that are needed to provide quality care for chronically ill patients, including behavioral health, care management, transitions of care, and health information technology. The book also addresses the changing workforce needs in health care, and the fiscal models and policies that will be required to meet the needs of this population, with a focus on sustaining the ongoing transformation in health care.  This book acts as a major reference for practitioners and students in medicine, nursing, social work, allied health, and behavioral medicine, as well as stakeholders in public health, health policy, and population health.  


chronic disease management organization of health care services chronic illness administration family and social support screening secondary prevention organizational frameworks ecological framework social and environmental determinants health policy special populations

Editors and affiliations

  • Timothy P. Daaleman
    • 1
  • Margaret R. Helton
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Family MedicineUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA
  2. 2.Department of Family MedicineUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel HillUSA

About the editors

Timothy P. Daaleman, DO, MPH, Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

Margaret R. Helton, MD, Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA 

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