The book is divided into three sections: the first examines how patients handle the onset of diseases and acute episodes; the second explores the relationship with health care providers; and the final part focuses on the 'system' with its sociocultural and organizational agenda. The concluding chapter proposes future directions for health care organization, biomedical technology and social policy.
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Table of ContentsBackground to the Chronic Illness ExperiencePART ONE: THE INDIVIDUAL EXPERIENCEOnset and DiagnosisAcuity and ChronicityNormalcy and VisibilityPART TWO: THE INTERPERSONAL EXPERIENCERelationships With Health Care ProvidersTrust and ConfidencePART THREE: THE INSTITUTIONAL EXPERIENCEConfrontations With the Health Care SystemPolitics and IdeologyResponse and ResolutionThe Course Ahead