Living with a Long-Term Illness

Living with a Long-Term Illness

by Frankie Campling, Michael Sharpe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198528825

ISBN-13: 9780198528821

Pub. Date: 03/10/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

This book looks at the practical, emotional, and social problems shared by most people who suffer from a long-term illness, and suggests a variety of ways in which they can do something for themselves to improve the situation. It could also be very useful to family and friends, as well as for health professionals.  See more details below

Overview

This book looks at the practical, emotional, and social problems shared by most people who suffer from a long-term illness, and suggests a variety of ways in which they can do something for themselves to improve the situation. It could also be very useful to family and friends, as well as for health professionals.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198528821
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/10/2006
Series:
Facts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1What is long-term (chronic) illness?3
2Long-term illness as a journey7
3Gathering information and becoming an 'expert patient'13
4Managing disease21
5Managing illness27
6Keeping going with a self-management programme35
7Using complementary/alternative medicine (CAM)43
8Managing fatigue49
9Managing pain59
10Using activity and exercise69
11Improving your sleep73
12Managing bladder and/or bowel problems77
13Looking after your general health79
14Eating well and wisely83
15Setting goals for yourself89
16Dealing with problems93
17Building pleasure into your life99
18Living with uncertainty103
19Managing your thinking105
20Managing your self-esteem109
21Managing your emotions113
22Managing severe anxiety, panic or depression125
23Getting psychological help133
24Relationships and communication141
25Caring and being cared for149
26Improving your personal relationships155
27Your relationship with your doctors161
28Improving your quality of life171
29Getting practical and financial assistance177
30Thinking about the future181

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