NU416: Chronicity Within Nursing Care Across The Lifespan

NU416: Unit 4 Discussion

Topic: Transition

Read the two articles on chronic illness and transition by Kralik and von Loon in your reading list and address the questions listed below.

  • Is transition the same as change?  (Explain your answer.)
  • Do the readings give you a different perspective on chronic illness?  (How so?)
  • What kind of transitions and adjustments must a person make upon diagnosis of a chronic illness?  
  • Is our current patient education process meeting the patient’s needs?

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