Negotiating Health Care

The Social Context of Chronic Illness

by Thorne, Sally E.

Description
The findings of a large qualitative research project which studied the experiences of the chronically ill within the health care system are presented here. Thorne demonstrates the vast difference between chronic and acute illness in terms of their social and health care consequences.

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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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: March 1993
  • English
  • 9781452253985 / 0803949189
  • Primary Price: 33.99 GBP
  • Pages: 280
  • SAGE Publications / SAGE Publications, Inc
  • Readership: Professional and scholarly
  • Publish State: Published
  • Responsibility: by Sally E. Thorne.
  • Page size: 22
  • Reference Code: BDZ0001104314