Tag: Illness

The Myth of Normal Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture


Gabor Maté, MD, Daniel Maté, "The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness, and Healing in a Toxic Culture"
English | ISBN: 0593083881 | 2022 | EPUB | 576 pages | 4 MB
By the acclaimed author of In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts, a groundbreaking investigation into the causes of illness, a bracing critique of how our society breeds disease, and a pathway to health and healing.

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Sufferers and Healers The Experience of Illness in Seventeenth-Century England


Sufferers and Healers: The Experience of Illness in Seventeenth-Century England By Lucinda McCray Beier
2015 | 326 Pages | ISBN: 113818263X | PDF | 30 MB
Lucinda McCray Beier’s remarkable book, first published in 1987, enters the world of illness in seventeenth-century England, exploring what it was like to be either a sufferer or a healer. A wide spectrum of healers existed, ranging between the housewife, with her simple herbal preparations, local cunning-folk and bonestters, travelling healers, and formally accredited surgeons and physicians. Basing her study upon personal accounts written by sufferers and healers, Beier examines the range of healers and therapies available, describes the disorders people suffered from, and indicates the various ways sufferers dealt with their ailments. She includes several case-studies of healers and sufferers, and looks in detail at the ways in which women’s identities and duties were associated with childbirth, illness and healing. This title will be of interest to students of history.

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Working Bodies Chronic Illness in the Canadian Workplace


Working Bodies: Chronic Illness in the Canadian Workplace By Sharon-Dale Stone, Valorie A. Crooks, Michelle Owen
2014 | 240 Pages | ISBN: 0773543775 | PDF | 2 MB
While significant research has been produced in the field of disability studies, little attention has been paid to experiences of chronic illness. Working Bodies emphasizes the workplace as an important site for understanding such experiences, as employment status has an enormous impact on social and economic standing in Canadian society. The essays in this collection examine the perspectives of both workers and employers, painting a disturbing picture of the challenges that people with chronic illness face in an already demanding labour market. The focus on the Canadian workplace allows for an in-depth understanding of this context and for meaningful comparisons between populations and across workplace environments. Contributors include scholars and practitioners in disability studies, health sciences, geography, occupational therapy, sociology, and labour relations, their expert knowledge ranging from the imperatives of employers, to lived experiences of chronic illness, to the application of workplace policy. By combining research-based chapters with personal reflections on work and chronic illness, Working Bodies grounds itself in existing scholarship while opening up new avenues of discussion. Contributors include Terri Aversa, Andrea Black, Keri Cameron (McMaster University), Nicolette Carlan (University of Waterloo), Vera Chouinard (McMaster University), Valorie A, Crooks (Simon Fraser University), Julie Devaney, Le-Ann Dolan, Adam Gilgoff, Nancy Hutchinson (Queen’s University), Vicki Kristman (Lakehead University), Terry Krupa (Queen’s University), Rosemary Lysaght (Queen’s University), Margaret Oldfield (University of Toronto), Michelle Owen (University of Winnipeg), Melissa Popiel, Wendy Porch, William S. Shaw (University of Massachusetts), Corinne Stevens, Iffath Syed (York University), Joan Versnel (Dalhousie University), and Kelly Williams-Whitt (University of Lethbridge).

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The End of Illness


David B. Agus M.D., "The End of Illness"
English | 2012 | ISBN: 145161019X, 1451610173 | EPUB | pages: 384 | 4.0 mb
The #1 New York Times bestselling work that overturns conventional conceptions of health and illness to offer new methods for increasing vital longevity.

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Motherhood and Mental Illness


Emma Haynes, "Motherhood and Mental Illness"
English | ISBN: 0367724618 | 2022 | 222 pages | PDF | 8 MB
Motherhood and Mental Illness offers an in-depth, comprehensive relational psychotherapeutic framework to provide effective treatment for those experiencing maternal mental illness.

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Narrative Research in Health and Illness


Narrative Research in Health and Illness By
2004 | 466 Pages | ISBN: 0727917927 | PDF | 4 MB
This comprehensive book celebrates the coming of age of narrative in health care. It uses narrative to go beyond the patient’s story and address social, cultural, ethical, psychological, organizational and linguistic issues.This book has been written to help health professionals and social scientists to use narrative more effectively in their everyday work and writing.The book is split into three, comprehensive sections; Narratives, Counter-narratives and Meta-narratives.Content: Chapter 1 The Ethicality of Narrative Medicine (pages 21-36): Rita CharonChapter 2 Soldiers Become Casualties: Doctors’ Accounts of the Sars Epidemic (pages 37-51): Eugene Wu, Frances Rapport, Kip Jones and Trisha GreenhalghChapter 3 Poems from the Heart: Living with Heart Failure (pages 52-72): Marilyn Kendall and Scott MurrayChapter 4 Performance Narratives in the Clinical World (pages 73-94): Cheryl MattinglyChapter 5 "I cut because it helps": Narratives of Self?Injury in Teenage Girls (pages 95-114): Petra M Boynton and Annabelle AuerbachChapter 6 The DIPEx Project: Collecting Personal Experiences of Illness and Health Care (pages 115-131): Andrew Herxheimer and Sue ZieblandChapter 7 Narratives of Spirituality and Religion in End?of?Life Care (pages 132-145): Arthur W FrankChapter 8 The Death of the Narrator (pages 146-155): Catherine BellingChapter 9 Narrative, Emotion, and Understanding (pages 156-167): Peter GoldieChapter 10 The Voice of Experience and the Voice of the Expert ? Can they Speak to each Other? (pages 168-186): Yiannis GabrielChapter 11 Wounded or Warrior? Stories of Being or Becoming Deaf (pages 187-204): Lesley Jones and Robin BuntonChapter 12 Narrative Analysis and Contested Allegations of Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy (pages 205-222): Clive BaldwinChapter 13 Confounding the Experts: The Vindication of Parental Testimony in Shaken Baby Syndrome (pages 223-238): James Le FanuChapter 14 Narratives of Compound Loss: Parents’ Stories from the Organ Retention Scandal (pages 239-256): Ruth RichardsonChapter 15 The Power of Stories Over Statistics: Lessons from Neonatal Jaundice and Infant Airplane Safety (pages 257-276): Thomas B NewmanChapter 16 Narratives of Health Inequality: Interpreting the Determinants of Health (pages 277-291): Gareth WilliamsChapter 17 Narratives of Displacement and Identity (pages 292-308): Vieda SkultansChapter 18 A Thrice?Told Tale: New Readings of an Old Story (pages 309-324): Catherine Kohler RiessmanChapter 19 The Role of Stories and Storytelling in Organisational Change Efforts: A Field Study of an Emerging "community of practice" within the UK National Health Service (pages 325-348): Paul BateChapter 20 Meta?Narrative Mapping: A New Approach to the Systematic Review of Complex Evidence (pages 349-381): Trisha GreenhalghChapter 21 How Narratives Work in Psychiatric Science: An Example from the Biological Psychiatry of PTSD (pages 382-396): Allan YoungChapter 22 Storying Policy: Constructions of Risk in Proposals to Reform UK Mental Health Legislation (pages 397-413): David J HarperChapter 23 The Temporal Construction of Medical Narratives (pages 414-427): Brian Hurwitz

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Understanding the Stigma of Mental Illness Theory and Interventions


Understanding the Stigma of Mental Illness: Theory and Interventions By
2008 | 215 Pages | ISBN: 0470723289 | PDF | 4 MB
Many mentally ill people are the victims of stigma, which leads to additional suffering and humiliation. Negative stereotypes and prejudicial attitudes against them are often reinforced by their media representation as unpredictable, violent and dangerous. Hence the importance of the study of stigma as an explanatory construct of much that transpires in the management of the mentally ill in our societies. This book describes the experience of stigmatization at the level of the individual, and seeks to measure stigma and discrimination from the following perspectives: Self imposed stigma due to shame, guilt and low self esteem; Socially imposed stigma due to social stereotyping and prejudice; and Structurally imposed stigma, caused by policies, practices, and laws that discriminate against the mentally ill. This book briefly describes programmes that aim to reduce such stigma then looks at ways to evaluate their effectiveness. It is the first book to focus on evaluation and research methodologies in stigma and mental health. It also: * presents new interventions to reduce stigma * describes the various international programmes which help reduce stigma * discusses the use of the internet as an international tool to promote awareness of stigma in mental health. Understanding the Stigma of Mental Illness is essential reading for clinicians and researchers who wish to apply or develop stigma reduction programmes. It is also a valuable addition to the libraries of political analysts, policy makers, clinicians, researchers, and all those interested in how to approach and measure this distressing social phenomenon.Content: Chapter 1 The Rights of a Powerless Legion (pages 1-17): Julio Arboleda?FlorezChapter 2 Cross?Cultural Aspects of the Stigma of Mental Illness (pages 19-35): Bernice A. Pescosolido, Sigrun Olafsdottir, Jack K. Martin and J. Scott LongChapter 3 The WPA Global Programme against Stigma and Discrimination because of Schizophrenia (pages 37-47): Norman SartoriusChapter 4 ‘Fighting Stigma and Discrimination because of Schizophrenia – Open the Doors’: A Collaborative Review of the Experience from the German Project Centres (pages 49-67): A. E. Baumann and W. GaebelChapter 5 Stigma and Health Care Staff (pages 69-83): Juan J. Lopez?Ibor, Olga Cuenca and Maria?Ines Lopez?IborChapter 6 Evaluating Programmatic Needs Concerning the Stigma of Mental Illness (pages 85-124): Beate SchulzeChapter 7 Using the Internet for Fighting the Stigma of Schizophrenia (pages 125-133): Hugh SchulzeChapter 8 Building an Evidence Base for Anti?Stigma Programming (pages 135-145): Heather StuartChapter 9 Other people stigmatize …but, What about us? Attitudes of Mental Health Professionals towards Patients with Schizophrenia (pages 147-159): Alp UcokChapter 10 Implementing Anti Stigma Programmes in Boulder, Colorado and Calgary, Alberta (pages 161-174): Richard WarnerChapter 11 Stigma Measurement Approaches: Conceptual Origins and Current Applications (pages 175-192): Lawrence H. Yang, Bruce G. Link and Jo C. Phelan

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