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Living with a Long-Term Illness
     

Living with a Long-Term Illness

by Michael Sharpe, Frankie Campling
 

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.

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

Introduction
Section I - Long-term Illness and You
1. What is long-term (chronic) illness?
2. Long-term illness as a journey
3. Gathering information and becoming an expert patient
4. Managing disease
5. Managing illness
6. Keeping going with a self-help programme
7. Using complementary/alternative medicine
Section II - Managing Physical/Biological Problems
8. Managing fatigue
9. Managing pain
10. Using activity and exercise
11. Improving your sleep
12. Managing bladder and bowel problems
13. Looking after your general health
14. Eating wisely and well
Section III - Managing Emotional and Psychological Problems
15. Setting goals for yourself
16. Dealing with problems
17. Building pleasure into your life
18. Living with uncertainty
19. Managing your thinking
20. Managing your self-esteem
21. Managing your emotions
22. Managing severe anxiety, panic or depression
23. Getting psychological help
Section IV - Managing Interpersonal Problems
24. Relationships and communication
25. Caring and being cared for
26. Improving your personal relationships
27. Your relationship with your doctors
Section V - Managing Practical Problems
28. Improving your quality of life
29. Getting practical and financial assistance
30. Thinking about the future
Summary
Appendices
The DISCERN instrument
Further information
Papers from medical journals

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