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Epilepsy : Experience of Illness - Graham Scambler


Experience of Illness

Paperback Published: 7th September 1989
ISBN: 9780415017589
Number Of Pages: 148

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In examining the social and psychological aspects of epilepsy, the author takes not only the perspectives of individuals and their families, but also popular conceptions of the disorder. The result is an illuminating account of the social reality of epilepsy that demonstrates the distinctive contribution that the social sciences can play in understanding illness.

The medical conception of epilepsy; becoming a patient - aspects of care; lay concepts of epilepsy and stigma; strategies for coping and their effects; the impact of epilepsy on family life; epilepsy, work and disadvantage; understanding epilepsy better.

ISBN: 9780415017589
ISBN-10: 0415017580
Series: Experience of Illness
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 148
Published: 7th September 1989
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 0.86
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1