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Epilepsy By Graham Scambler (University College London, UK)

Epilepsy
by Graham Scambler (University College London, UK)

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Drawing on patients' accounts, Graham Scambler examines the experience of both epilepsy and the stigma that can accompany it and illuminates the contribution that social science can make to understanding and managing the illness.
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Epilepsy by Graham Scambler (University College London, UK)

In examining the social and psychological aspects of epilepsy, the author takes not only the perspectives of individuals and their families, but also popular conceptions of the disorder. The result is an illuminating account of the social reality of epilepsy that demonstrates the distinctive contribution that the social sciences can play in understanding illness.

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Table of Contents


The medical conception of epilepsy; becoming a patient - aspects of care; lay concepts of epilepsy and stigma; strategies for coping and their effects; the impact of epilepsy on family life; epilepsy, work and disadvantage; understanding epilepsy better.

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GOR005314442
Epilepsy by Graham Scambler (University College London, UK)
Graham Scambler (University College London, UK)
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1989-09-07
148
0415017580
9780415017589
N/A
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