Case Study on the Impact of Chronic Illness


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Case Study on the Impact of Chronic Illness
Define chronic illness and lupus:
Chronic is a term used for illnesses that last three months or longer. Chronic conditions have lasting symptoms such as pain that persists even with treatment. Chronic and acute illnesses are not the same. Acute illness comes rapidly and responds to treatment and ends in a short period of time. Chronic illness last a long time and there is continuous suffering associated with the illness (Finseth, 2009).
People who are chronically ill live a relatively normal life managing their disease through pain management and other intervention strategies. It is not uncommon for a person who is chronically ill to live a healthy life while in remission from their illness...
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