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Long-Term Conditions: Challenges in Health and Social Care

by Cathy Lloyd and Tom Heller SAGE Publications Ltd
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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.

Introduction - Cathy E Lloyd PART ONE: RECEIVING CARE Introduction - Cathy Lloyd Living with Early Dementia - Sir Terry Pratchett Experiencing Depression and Diabetes - Kath Barnard and Cathy Lloyd Service-Users' Perspectives on Multiple Sclerosis: Is it a Physical Problem or a Disability? - Margo Milne Me and M.E.: Life Beyond the Safety Net - Sara Mackian Coronary Heart Disease - Lesley Lockyer PART TWO: WORKING WITH PEOPLE WITH LONG-TERM CONDITIONS Introduction - Tom Heller Treating Long Term Conditions in Primary Care: Naught for Your Comfort - Tom Heller Service Users' Experiences of Diabetes and Pregnancy - Cathy Lloyd and Sarah Earle How to Make Health and Social Care Research Radical and Really, Really Useful - Rachel Purtell and Andrew Gibson Working with Vulnerable People: Experiences of Disability - Mary Larkin Risk - Tom Heller PART THREE: DELIVERING HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE FOR PEOPLE WITH LONG TERM CONDITIONS Introduction - Alistair Hewison Delivering Health and Social Care for People with Long-Term Conditions: The Policy Context - Alistair Hewison International Experiences of Integrating Health and Social Care for People Living with HIV/AIDS - Erica Richardson Young People's Experiences of Coeliac Disease - Ruth Howard, Gary Law and Jane Petty Experiencing and Managing Medically Unexplained Conditions: The Case of Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women - Elaine Denny What About the Carers? - Mary Larkin Ethical Issues in the Care and Treatment of People with Long Term Conditions - Stephen Pattison

'It is a pertinent text for courses that prepare practitioners and managers for the optimising care for people with long term conditions and equally importantly for empathising with their predicament.' Jim Young