Long-Term Conditions: Challenges in Health & Social Care

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Cathy E Lloyd, Tom Heller
SAGE, Nov 30, 2011 - Medical - 214 pages
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Long-Term Conditions explores the complex issues surrounding the experience of long-term illness and the enormous pressure this puts on individuals, their families and careers and on health and social care services. The perspectives of each of these groups are voiced within this book, with chapters written by people who use health and social care services, careers, policy-makers and practitioners. Using a variety of research methods to get to the heart of the matter, the book probes assumptions about the experience of long-term poor health and what constitutes good care. Its aim is to challenge readers to think critically about existing policy and provision and to inspire change based on sound evidence and a drive towards greater multi-professional working.

 

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Contents

SECTION ONE Receiving Care
1
1 Living with Early Dementia
5
The Perspectives of People Living with a Longterm Condition
10
3 Experiencing Depression and Diabetes
22
The Case of Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women
37
Therapeutic Landscapes in an Unfamiliar World
50
SECTION TWO Working with People with LongTerm Conditions
65
6 How to Make Health and Social Care Research Radical and Really Really Useful
69
Psychosocial Factors in Adults and Children
108
Experiences of Disability
124
SECTION THREE Delivering Health and Social Care for People with Longterm Conditions
139
The Policy Context
143
12 International Experience of Integrating Health and Social Care for People Living with HIV
157
13 Worth a Risk? Risk Taking and People with Longterm Conditions
170
14 What About the Carers?
185
A Reflective Approach
199

Quality of Primary Care for People with Longterm Conditions
81
Serviceusers Perspectives on Services and on Research
94

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