Medical-Surgical Nursing

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  1. Chronic Conditions
    Medical or health problems with associated symptoms or disabilities that require long-term management (3 months or longer)
  2. Disability
    Restriction or lack of ability to perform an activity in a normal manner; the consequences of impairment in terms of an individual’s functional performance and activity. Disabilities represent disturbances at the level of the person
  3. Impairment
    Loss or abnormality of psychological, physiologic, or anatomic structure or function at the organ level; an abnormality of body structure, appearance, and organ or system function resulting from any cause
  4. Secondary Conditions or Disorders
    Any physical, mental, or social disorders resulting directly or indirectly from an initial disabling condition; a condition to which a person with a disability is more susceptible because of having a primary disabling condition
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Medical-Surgical Nursing
Chronic Illness and Disability
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