Chronic Illness, Vulnerability and Social Work: Autoimmunity and the contemporary disease experience

Chronic Illness, Vulnerability and Social Work: Autoimmunity and the contemporary disease experience

by Liz Price, Liz Walker

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415643535
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/06/2015
Series: Routledge Advances in Social Work Series
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Liz Price is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Hull, UK. She is a registered social worker and her research interests currently include the lived experience of chronic illness, sexualities and dementia, the sociology of dental intervention and the use of music as a therapeutic tool.

Liz Walker is Reader in Social Work at the University of Hull, UK.She is a registered social worker and medical sociologist. Her research interests are in HIV/AIDS, the sociology of chronic illness and marginal masculinities.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. 'I am My Own Worst Enemy'- Autoimmunity: Diseases of the 'Self' 2. Diagnostic Vertigo: Naming the Illness Experience 3. Patients, Professionals and the Clinical Encounter: Making the Connections 4. A Life Lived with Lupus 5. Foreclosed Furtures and Lost Pasts: Reconstituting a Salvaged Self 6. Digital Illness 7. Situating the Family in the Experience of Chronic Illness 8. Body Work in Social Work 9. Conclusion 10. Appendix

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