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Chronic illness, reproductive health and moral work: women's experiences of epilepsy

Thompson, Diane, Thomas, Hilary, Solomon, Juliet, Nashef, Lina, Kendall, Sally (2008) Chronic illness, reproductive health and moral work: women's experiences of epilepsy. Chronic Illness, 4 (1). pp. 54-64. ISSN 1742-3953. E-ISSN 1745-9206. (doi:10.1177/1742395307086696) (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) (KAR id:55225)

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Abstract

Background: The impact of chronic illness on families has long been noted in the literature, but in such studies

work involved in the production of families and the maintenance of reproductive health by women with epilepsy,

Methods: Qualitative in-depth interviews were conducted with a sample of 15 women aged 20–40 years diagnosed

different diagnostic categories; most had been diagnosed during childhood or adolescence. Ten women had at least

Results: Women’s experiences of healthcare services for key phases of reproduction are explored. While some

information and that advice was offered too late to enable them to take appropriate action.

dimension, the accomplishment of which is contingent on appropriate and timely advice from healthcare

practitioners.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/1742395307086696
Uncontrolled keywords: Epilepsy, Reproduction, Women’s health
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Women > HQ755 Popular works. Guidebook for parents > HQ755.8 Parents. Parenthood
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Tony Rees
Date Deposited: 04 May 2016 11:03 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:34 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/55225 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Kendall, Sally: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2507-0350
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