Non-Fiction Books:

Chronic Illness, Vulnerability and Social Work

Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Here are some other products you might consider...

Chronic Illness, Vulnerability and Social Work

Autoimmunity and the contemporary disease experience

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

Chronic Illness, Vulnerability and Social Work by Liz Price
Unavailable
Sorry, this product is not currently available to order

Description

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 that society has to play in actively engaging the physical body, rather than working around and through it. The book focuses on auto-immune conditions such as lupus, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and scleroderma. Conditions like these allow for an exploration of the materiality of illness which exacerbates social and economic vulnerability and may precipitate personal and social crises, requiring a variety of interventions and support. The risks and challenges associated with chronic illness include disruptions to a sense of self and identity, altered relationships and the renegotiation of roles and responsibilities in a variety of relationships in addition to an economic impact, with the potential for disruption to employment status and financial insecurity. This text opens up a range of debates around some of the central concerns of the social work profession, including vulnerability, ill-health, and independence. It will be of interest to scholars and students of social work, nursing, disability studies, medicine and the social sciences.

Author Biography

Liz Price is Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Hull, UK. She is a registered social worker and her research interests currently include the lived experience of chronic illness, sexualities and dementia, the sociology of dental intervention and the use of music as a therapeutic tool. Liz Walker is Reader in Social Work at the University of Hull, UK.She is a registered social worker and medical sociologist. Her research interests are in HIV/AIDS, the sociology of chronic illness and marginal masculinities.
Release date Australia
January 22nd, 2018
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
2 Halftones, black and white
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
168
ISBN-13
9781138494558
Product ID
27891921

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
Filed under...