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  • How Chronic Illness Impacts a Family

    How Chronic Illness Impacts a Family0

    A chronic health condition can impact the family in a significant way. Parents with chronic illnesses, such as diabetes or cardiovascular diseases, have to deal with anxiety and frustration. They worry about the future of their kids and feel frustrated for not being able to provide their children with the best care possible. This is

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  • Life-limiting illness in prison – The Hippocratic Post

    Life-limiting illness in prison – The Hippocratic Post0

    New research highlights the opportunities to improve care for people in prison who are dying from a progressive, life-limiting illness, by Dr Stacey Panozzo, Professor Jennifer Philip and Dr Anna Collins, University of Melbourne and St Vincent’s Hospital.  Consider for a moment how it might feel to be told you have a diagnosis of advanced

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  • Social psychiatry could stem the rising tide of mental illness

    Social psychiatry could stem the rising tide of mental illness0

    Nearly 400 million people are affected by mental illness, according to the World Health Organization. Depression, alone, afflicts nearly 300 million people. It is no surprise that concern about mental health is sky high. But what should we do about it? Talking helps, but it isn’t enough. We need to focus on prevention. This means

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  • what history teaches us about prime ministers and illness

    what history teaches us about prime ministers and illness0

    It is routinely claimed that the present situation is unprecedented. Historians are deservedly secondary to epidemiologists as we try to understand how to manage the coronavirus pandemic, but though unable to provide inoculation, they can at least offer rectification. As overstated as it may at times have been in the UK, the second world war

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  • When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go : Invisible Illness & Public Toilet Troubles

    When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go : Invisible Illness & Public Toilet Troubles0

    ‘When you gotta go, you gotta go’. Everyone goes, everyone uses a toilet and some of us just happen to go in bags. So what? Why is it still so embarrassing to talk about it? I’ll admit I’m embarrassed just writing about it. I kept chronic constipation as close to a secret as possible for

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  • Birthdaying With Chronic Illness / Pain

    Birthdaying With Chronic Illness / Pain0

    Pass the party poppers because it’s time to talk birthdays. Although ageing is one thing we all have in common, birthdays are a different experience for everyone, from a time of celebration or another average day,  to a time of loneliness and anxiety. With chronic illness and/or chronic pain, birthdays can be all the more

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