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Making sense of illness : the social psychology of health and disease

Author: Alan Radley
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks : Sage, 1994.
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What are people's beliefs about health? What do they do when they feel ill? Why do they go to the doctor? How do they live with chronic disease? This introduction to the social psychology of health and illness addresses these and other questions about how people make sense of illness in everyday life, either alone or with the help of others.
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Radley, Alan, 1946-
Making sense of illness.
London ; Thousand Oaks : Sage, 1994
(DLC) 94068553
(OCoLC)32017299
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Radley
ISBN: 9781446222287 1446222284
OCLC Number: 891900270
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 232 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. Explaining Health and Illness: An Introduction --
2. Illness, the Patient and Society --
3. Ideas about Health and Staying Healthy --
4. Recognizing Symptoms and Falling Ill --
5. The Healing Relationship: Doctors, Patients and Nurses --
6. Illness and Gender: Studying Women's Health --
7. Chronic Illness --
8. Stress, Illness and Social Support --
9. Promoting Health and Preventing Disease.
Responsibility: Alan Radley.
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