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Acute illness characteristics

severe symptoms
rapid onset
short lived
more common

2

chronic illness characteristics

gradual
needs medical supervision
long lasting

3

Acute illness examples

asthma attack
flu
strep throat
pnuemonia
colds
heart attack
appendicitis

4

Examples of Chronic illnesses

kidney disease
heart disease/congestive heart failure
diabetes
arthritis
parkinsons
alzheimers
cancer
ulcerative colitis

5

internal influences of illness

patient perceptions
nature of illness
coping skills
spirituality

6

external influences of illness

visibility of symptoms
cultural background
economic status
accessibility of health care
social support
past experience

7

what is compassion fatigue

physical/emotional/spiritual exhaustion
-associated with caring for those in distress

8

Preventative measures/self care for nurses

Journal writing
Meditation
Exercise
Good nutrition
Set boundaries
Organizational strategies
Peer support
Regular breaks
Debriefing