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NU416: Chronicity Within Nursing Care Across The Lifespan

NU416: Unit 3 Discussion

Topic: Using Technology to Improve Self-Management of Chronic Illness

For those with chronic illnesses, technology has been demonstrated to be beneficial in assisting clients with decision making, in disease management, and in improving the quality of life. Investigate technology that is available to assist one of the patient situations mentioned below. In what ways does technology help with self-management? Could there be a downside to this? What might be some problems and challenges encountered by a person with chronic illness as he/she self-manages the chronic illness with technology? What is the nurse’s role for patients with assistive technology?  Support with evidence.

  • Young adult with diabetes
  • Middle-age adult with cardiovascular disease
  • Older adult with hypertension

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