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Living with a long-term illness
Frankie Campling
Paperback / softback
Oxford University Press
UK Publication Date

All long-term illnesses, whatever their diagnosis, have much in common. The difficulties and challenges that come with illness, and the strategies to overcome them, are shared by most patients. Managing an illness effectively and tackling the difficulties it causes can greatly improve how you feel and your quality of life.This book identifies the challenges posed by illness and suggests a wide variety of ways in which you might meet them. Key to this is the idea of becoming expert in managing your own illness and learning how best to deal with it. The authors accept that you know more than them about how you experience it, so that rather than telling you what to do, they offer a tool box from which you may pick the strategies that best suit you.
The two authors, one a person with a long-term illness and one a doctor, combine their expertise and experience to offer a practical and comprehensive guide along your own unique journey.If you have a long-term illness, or if you care for someone who does, then this is a book for you.

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A fine book recommended read for people with long-term illness and their carers. This is an easy-to-read book. I will be recommending it to others and adding to the "really useful book" list I keep for patients in my general practice.
BMA Medical Book Competition 2007

This is a well-written and comprehensive self-help guide...packed with useful, practical, sensible information that must be of benefit to anyone with a long-term illness.
Roger Woodruff, Director of Palliative Care, Austin Health, Melbourne, Australia

... it provides a solid framework through which to approach living with a long-term condition. ... If you are genuinely wanting to discover ways of helping yourself and helping others to help you more effectively, then this is a good place to begin.
Ehlers-Danlos Support Group Newsletter

The problems of long-term illness or chronic pain are difficult to live with not just for the patient but close relatives, friends and carers too. This book is written with great understanding.
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