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Chronic Respiratory Illness : Experience of Illness - Simon J. Williams

Chronic Respiratory Illness

Experience of Illness

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Published: 17th June 1993
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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 within this area, Simon Williams sensitively portrays the meaning, experience and impact of COAD from the perspective of sufferers and their families. He also provides a comprehensive review of the relevant psychosocial literature and concludes by discussing some of the policy implications for health care professionals.
Chronic Respiratory Illness will be of immense value to health professionals and others who care for sufferers and their families. It will also be of interest to students and researchers working in medical sociology, health psychology, medicine and nursing.

Editor's preface
Author's preface
Chronic obstructive airways disease: clinical nature and epidemiologyp. 1
The subjective experience and management of symptomsp. 8
Medical carep. 31
Practical problems of daily lifep. 55
Problems of work and incomep. 78
Social and family lifep. 100
Conclusions and policy implicationsp. 131
Referencesp. 135
Name indexp. 141
Subject indexp. 143
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ISBN: 9780415076579
ISBN-10: 0415076579
Series: Experience of Illness
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 17th June 1993
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 0.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1