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American families living in rural areas have inherent barriers to health care. For this population, self-management of chronic disease is especially difficult. The authors conducted a qualitative, descriptive study that assessed a nurse-led "Living Well" chronic disease management program. The resulting themes supported the need for nurses to continue to coordinate care and enhance communication across the interdisciplinary team for this population.

Purpose of Activity

To provide information about a study designed to evaluate a chronic disease program for patients with diabetes, heart failure, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Describe components of the Chronic Care Model (CCM) and the Living Well chronic disease management program.
  2. Discuss the methodology and results of the study in evaluating the chronic disease management program.
  3. Identify a limitation and implications of the study for improving the Living Well program.
Price: $12.95


  • CCMC 1.0 CH

This Continuing Education (CE) activity is provided by Lippincott Professional Development and has been preapproved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) for 1.0 CE contact hours.

Professions: Case Manager
Test Code: PCM0118B
Published: Jan/Feb 2018
Expires: 1/1/2019
Passing Score: 13/18 (72%)
Authors: Erica A. Davisson , MSN, RN-BC; Elizabeth A. Swanson , PhD, RN
Categories: Case Management , Research
Specialties: Case Management, Research