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Long-Term Conditions

Long-Term Conditions
Challenges in Health & Social Care

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December 2011 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Some people have always had to find ways of living with long term conditions such as diabetes or celiac disease, but as people live longer, increasing numbers of us now experience long-term poor health. While some conditions that previously limited the length of life are manageable a growing number of people live with long-term conditions. Against this backdrop, Long-Term Conditions explores the complex issues surrounding the experience of long-term illness and the enormous pressure this puts on individuals, their families and careers and on health and social care services.

The perspectives of each of these groups are voiced within this book, with chapters written by people who use health and social care services, careers, policy-makers and practitioners.
Using a variety of research methods to get to the heart of the matter, the book probes assumptions about the experience of long-term poor health and what constitutes good care. Its aim is to challenge readers to think critically about existing policy and provision and to inspire change based on sound evidence and a drive towards greater multi-professional working.

Long-Term Conditions provides academics, practitioners and students with a thorough grounding in the complex issues surrounding the experience and management of long-term illness. It is an ideal text for courses on policy, management and practice in health and social care.

Cathy E. Lloyd and Tom Heller
Cathy Lloyd
Sir Terry Pratchett
Living with Early Dementia
Margo Milne with Mary Larkin and Cathy E. Lloyd
Disability and Illness: The Perspective of People Living with a Long-Term Condition
Katharine Barnard and Cathy E. Lloyd
Experiencing Depression and Diabetes
Elaine Denny
Experiencing and Managing Medically Unexplained Conditions: The Case of Chronic Pelvic Pain in Women
Sara MacKian
Me and ME: Therapeutic Landscapes in an Unfamiliar World
Tom Heller
Rachel Purtell and Andrew Gibson
How to Make Health and Social Care Research Radical and Really, Really Useful
Tom Heller
Naught for Your Comfort: Quality of Primary Care for People with Long-Term Conditions
Cathy E. Lloyd and Sarah Earle
Diabetes and Pregnancy: Service-Users' Perspectives on Services and on Research
Ruth A. Howard, G. Urquhart Law and Jane L. Petty
Coeliac Disease: Psychosocial Factors in Adults and Children
Mary Larkin
Working with Vulnerable People: Experiences of Disability
Alistair Hewison
Alistair Hewison
Delivering Health and Social Care for People with Long-Term Conditions: The Policy Context
Erica Richardson
International Experiences of Integrating Health and Social Care for People Living with HIV
Tom Heller
Worth a Risk? Risk Taking and People with Long-Term Conditions
Mary Larkin
What About the Carers?
Stephen Pattison
Ethics and Long-Term Conditions: A Reflective Approach

'It is a pertinent text for courses that prepare practitioners and managers for the optimising care for people with long term conditions and equally importantly for empathising with their predicament.'

Jim Young

Not quite right for the module I teach on but it is definitely a useful text book for other subjects. Some interesting concepts discussed surrounding challenges that practitioners currently face.

Mx Eden Rose
Faculty of Health, University of Cumbria
June 7, 2022

The narratives identify the realities and frustrations of living with a long term condition, a true insight into the patients journey. Written in a sensitive and powerful way. The book was engaging and an easy ready whilst raising poignant points.

Mrs Gemma Stidolph
Health, Sunderland University
April 28, 2022

This book has been written very sensitively through 'snapshot' chapters of various long term conditions. It is interesting and promotes discussion through insightful commentary. I am happy to include it on my reading list in relation to the diabetes and pregnancy chapter, although the whole book is useful. A very poignant chapter written by Sir Terry Pratchett describing dementia through his eyes and experiences which I thoroughly recommend every healthcare professional should read as an example of a patient's journey.

Mrs Heather Kirby
Faculty of Education, Health and Community, Liverpool John Moores University
October 31, 2019

This book provides an understanding of not just long term conditions but how this impacts on the person exploring different aspects of the emotional physical and physiological challenges that may be faced.

Mrs zoe-louise smethurst
School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Plymouth
November 20, 2016

This is a clearly written book that is well structured in three sections. I am enjoying reading this book and utilising the information to enhance my lesson plans for teaching 5NH004 module to 2nd year BNurse students.

Mrs Neeru Viraj
Nursing, Wolverhampton University
August 1, 2016

Linked to critical disability studies, co-production, self management and living well with a long term condition

Mrs Sandie Woods
Faculty of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University
September 22, 2016

Recommended text which is inspiring and raises up to date issues such as diabetes and depression.

Mrs Sandra Dawn Swinhoe
Education , Newcastle College
November 27, 2015

On the core reading list for the BSc Occupational Therapy programmes in the context of co- production, self- management and living well with a long term condition

Mrs Sandie Woods
Faculty of Health and Social Care, London South Bank University
September 22, 2016

Provides thought provoking debates on the current and future challenges care professional face in supporting patients with LTC
Good read

Mr Vernon Ambris
Health and Social Care , East Berkshire College
May 29, 2015

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