This book is firmly embedded in the experience of those living with or supporting people with long-term conditions - an impressive achievement. stcentury. Some people have always had to find ways of living with long-term conditions, but as people live longer, increasing numbers of us now experience long-term poor health. 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. 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. It aims 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. As such it is an ideal text for courses on policy, management and practice in health and social care. Book jacket.
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