A compilation of articles from the journal Scholarly inquiry for nursing practice.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Ch. 1. Introduction and overview: chronic illness and nursing -- Ch. 2. A description of the nature and dynamics of coping following coranory bypass surgery -- Ch. 3. Women recovering from coronary artery bypass surgery -- Ch. 4. Health-promoting behaviors and quality of life among individuals with multiple sclerosis -- Ch. 5. Families and children's chronic conditions: knowledge development and methodological considerations -- Ch. 6. Toward a practice theory of caring
for patients with chronic skin disease -- Ch. 7. Coping amid uncertainty: an illness trajectory perspective -- Ch. 8. Chronic sorrow: a lifespan concept -- Ch. 9. Operationalizing the corbin and strauss trajectory model for elderly clients with chronic illness -- Ch. 10. End-of-life family decision-making from disclosure of HIV through bereavement -- Ch. 11. Epilogue: a proactive model of health care.