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Author Price, Elizabeth (Senior lecturer in social work), author

Title Chronic illness, vulnerability and social work : autoimmunity and the contemporary disease experience / written by Liz Price and Liz Walker
Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2015


Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series Routledge advances in social work
Routledge advances in social work.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of figures; Acknowledgements; 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 futures 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; Conclusion; Appendix: notes on research methodology; Index
Summary Whilst the body has recently assumed greater sociological significance, there has been less engagement in social work and social care on the bodily experience of health, illness and disease. This innovative volume redresses the balance by exploring chronic illness and social work, through the specific lens of autoimmunity, engaging in wider debates around vulnerability, resistance and the lived experience of ongoing ill-health. Moving beyond existing conceptualisations of vulnerability as an issue of mental distress, ageing, child protection and poverty, Price and Walker demonstrate the role th
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 18, 2021)
Subject Diseases -- Psychology
Social service.
Autoimmune diseases -- Psychology
Body image.
Chronic Disease -- psychology
Social Work
Autoimmune Diseases -- psychology
Body Image
Self Concept
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Social service
Body image
Chronic pain
Form Electronic book
Author Walker, Liz (Reader in social work), author.
ISBN 9781136165467