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Nursing Report according to the Australian Health System
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Chronic Illness Prevention in Children in Australia September 14, 2011 Chronic Illness Prevention in Children in Australia Purpose The purpose of the study, which follows, is to convey information on the understanding of the role of the registered nurse in child and adolescent health in Australia.
Due to the enormity of the issue of chronic illness, this report will focus on children between the ages of 5 and 19 years of age. This report will conclude by identifying recommendations that nurses can implement in their role as primary health practitioners. Definitions Chronic Disease: A chronic disease is characterized by having a duration “that has lasted or is expected to last at least six months. Has a pattern for recurrence, or deterioration. Has a poor prognosis and produce consequences, or sequaelae that impact the individual’s quality of life.” (Child and Youth Health Intergovernmental Partnership, 2004) Diabetes (diabetes mellitus): This is a chronic condition in which “the body makes too little of the hormone insulin or cannot use it properly. ...
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