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Report on the Health of Australian Children with Chronic Illnesses
Pages 6 (1506 words)
Running head: Chronic diseases impact The impact of chronic diseases on children and their families The impact of chronic diseases on children and their families Purpose This report has been undertaken to provide crucial data for caregivers and health professionals caring for children, as well as their families on the current practices and problems encountered in managing and improving the health of chronically ill Australian school-age children.
It shall consider the impact that these chronic diseases have on family. Due to the scale of this issue, school-age children shall be considered the focus of this study. This study shall then be concluded based on recommendations which nurses can implement as primary health care givers. Definitions School-age children. Based on Erik Erikson’s theories, school-age children are those from ages 6-12 years, and involved in their first years of formative education (Hatfield, 2007). The task they have to overcome relate to industry and inferiority, where they have to learn to accept their success and failures with the support of their families (Berger, 2009). Chronic illness. This is an illness which lasts for a long period of time. In the medical world, a disease is considered chronic if it lasts three months or more (Medterms, 2011). Primary health care. This is the type of health care offered at the smallest unit of local governance. It is usually where initial care is gained by patients. Its goals include the reduction of inequities, integration of health into public policy reforms, and increasing stakeholder involvement (WHO, 2011). ...
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