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Long-Term Conditions
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Long-Term Conditions
Challenges in Health & Social Care

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November 2011 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Some people have always had to find ways of living with long term conditions such as diabetes or coeliac disease, but as people live longer, increasing numbers of us now experience long-term poor health. While some conditions that previously limited the length of life are manageable a growing number of people live with long-term conditions. Against this backdrop, 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 carers 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, carers, 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.

Long Term Conditions provides academics, practitioners and students with a thorough grounding in the complex issues surrounding the experience and management of long-term illness. It is an ideal text for courses on policy, management and practice in health and social care.

Cathy E. Lloyd and Tom Heller
Introduction
 
PART ONE: RECEIVING CARE
Cathy Lloyd
Introduction
Sir Terry Pratchett
Living with Early Dementia
Margo Milne with Mary Larkin and Cathy E. Lloyd
Disability and Illness: The Perspective of People Living with a Long-Term Condition
Katharine Barnard and Cathy E. Lloyd
Experiencing Depression and Diabetes
Elaine Denny
Experiencing and Managing Medically Unexplained Conditions: The Case of Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women
Sara MacKian
Me and ME: Therapeutic Landscapes in an Unfamiliar World
 
PART TWO: WORKING WITH PEOPLE WITH LONG-TERM CONDITIONS
Tom Heller
Introduction
Rachel Purtell and Andrew Gibson
How to Make Health and Social Care Research Radical and Really, Really Useful
Tom Heller
Naught for Your Comfort: Quality of Primary Care for People with Long-Term Conditions
Cathy E. Lloyd and Sarah Earle
Diabetes and Pregnancy: Service-Users' Perspectives on Services and on Research
Ruth A. Howard, G. Urquhart Law and Jane L. Petty
Coeliac Disease: Psychosocial Factors in Adults and Children
Mary Larkin
Working with Vulnerable People: Experiences of Disability
 
PART THREE: DELIVERING HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE FOR PEOPLE WITH LONG-TERM CONDITIONS
Alistair Hewison
Introduction
Alistair Hewison
Delivering Health and Social Care for People with Long-Term Conditions: The Policy Context
Erica Richardson
International Experiences of Integrating Health and Social Care for People Living with HIV
Tom Heller
Worth a Risk? Risk Taking and People with Long-Term Conditions
Mary Larkin
What About the Carers?
Stephen Pattison
Ethics and Long-Term Conditions: A Reflective Approach

Excellent text

Ms Lesley Andrews
Department of Nursing and Midwifery (Western Isles, Stirling University
February 12, 2015

This is an excellent text that sets out the issues for health and social care professionals on a range of long term illnesses. The chapter on carers is thought provoking, but the whole text also provides a range of information which will be useful to the higher achievers on the module.

Mr Dan Burrows
Cardiff School Of Health Sciences, Cardiff Metro University
August 15, 2014

Excellent survey of the social impact of chronic illnesses.

Mr Dan Burrows
Cardiff School Of Health Sciences, Cardiff Metro University
October 12, 2015

easy to understand & follow, essential text for pre & post reg. nurses.

Mrs Petra Chipperfield
Department of Adult Nursing, City University
June 3, 2014

I liked the different perspectives put forward in this book and in particular the strong service user voice. The narratives highlight the realities and some of the frustrations of living and dealing with a long term condition and being on the receiving end of health and social care services, raising awareness of issues in a sensitive yet powerful way.

Mrs Wendy Hood
Health , Northumbria University
August 7, 2013

This is a really useful text which challenges the reader to think "outside of the box"

Ms Jo Oliver
School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery, University of the West of Scotland
June 18, 2013

Clearly written with practical examples and exercises which will appeal to practitioners

Dr Wendy Wesson
Nursing and Health Care Practice, Derby University
May 17, 2013

An interesting book with novel chapters on early dementia, risk taking and dealing with the vulnerable.

Mrs Deborah Lewis
Faculty of Health, Birmingham City University
April 8, 2013

Excellent text for both pre-reg and post qualified nurses

Alice Neave
Department of Health & Social Care, Greenwich University
March 18, 2013

This books gives a clear perspective of living with a long-term condition. The case studies and chapter summaries will aid understanding and knowledge.

Ms Julie Burton
School of Health & Social Care, Lincoln University
March 12, 2013

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