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Chronic Respiratory Illness

Williams, S.J. (1993) Chronic Respiratory Illness. Experience of Illness . Routledge, London, 160 pp. ISBN 978-0-415-07657-9. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Chronic obstructive airways disease (COAD: bronchitis, emphysema and chronic asthma) is a major medical, psychological, social and economic problem. Breathlessness is one of the most distressing and disabling symptoms of COAD, and it has long been apparent that the condition results in impaired quality of life. Drawing upon sociological and psychological sources, and his own detailed research in this area, Simon Williams sesitively portrays the meaning, experience and impact of COAD. Sufferers' and their families' own accounts are used to portray the various stages and aspects of COAD, ranging from the experience of symptoms and the management of medical regimens, to the practical problems it creates in daily life and the more diffuse and intangible ways in which it impinges on social and family life. He also provides a comprehensive review of the psychosocial literature and concludes by discussing some of the policy implications for health care professionals.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 02 May 2014 15:31 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:33 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/40956 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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