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The Sociology of Long Term Conditions and Nursing Practice

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 304
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Sociology and Nursing Practice

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Paperback - 9780230516465

25 February 2009

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25 February 2009

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In recent years there have been major developments in how long term conditions are managed and so it is important nurses understand the rationale behind policy initiatives and their implications for practice. This timely...

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In recent years there have been major developments in how long term conditions are managed and so it is important nurses understand the rationale behind policy initiatives and their implications for practice. This timely book provides a unique examination of the sociology surrounding long term conditions and the experiences of the patients who have them. It examines the social context of chronic illness and contains individual chapters on the common long term conditions present in the United Kingdom today.

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Unique examination of?the sociology surrounding long term conditions?

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Covers all of the major long term conditions in the UK today?
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Helps to deepen understanding of the rationale and need for policy initiatives in this area

Introduction: E.Denny and S.Earle
PART I: THEORY, POLICY AND RESEARCH
Chronic Illness, Disability and the Politics of Health; E. Denny and S.Earle
Long Term Conditions, Policy and Practice; A.Hewison and D.Cox
Researching People with Long-term conditions G.Letherby
PART II: IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING PRACTICE
'It takes your breath away': The Social Setting of COPD; T.Heller
Coronary Heart Disease: Moving from Acute to Long Term Accounts; L.Lockyer
Policy and Practice for Diabetes Care; C.Lloyd and C.Skinner
'Getting to know myself': Changing Needs and Gaining Knowledge among People with Cancer; J.Tritter
HIV/AIDS: A Highly Stigmatized Long Term Condition; E.Richardson
Witness and Duty: Answering the Call to Speak for Dementia Sufferers in Advanced Illness; P.Savy
Social Perspectives on Depression; A.Mitchell, E.Denny and S.Earle
Obesity: A Long Term Condition?; S.Earle
Heartsink Patients and Intractable Conditions; E.Denny
Concluding Reflections; E.Denny and S.Earle.

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ELAINE DENNY is Professor of Health Sociology and Head of Health Policy and Public Health Division at Birmingham City University, UK. She has a background in hospital and community nursing and taught health sociology to students on health related courses for 20 years. Elaine has co-authored with Sarah Earle a health sociology text Sociology for Nurses
 

SARAH EARLE is Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care at the Open University. She has taught sociology as applied to health and healthcare for over 15 years and has published widely in this field. Sarah has co-authored with Elaine Denny a health sociology text Sociology for Nurses.

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ELAINE DENNY is Professor of Health Sociology and Head of Health Policy and Public Health Division at Birmingham City University, UK. She has a background in hospital and community nursing and taught health sociology to students on health related courses for 20 years. Elaine has co-authored with Sarah Earle a health sociology text Sociology for Nurses
 

SARAH EARLE is Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care at the Open University. She has taught sociology as applied to health and healthcare for over 15 years and has published widely in this field. Sarah has co-authored with Elaine Denny a health sociology text Sociology for Nurses.

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