Living well with a long-term health condition is one of the most challenging experiences one can have. Written based on the most recent research evidence, this straightforward guide to managing both the emotional and physical aspects of chronic illness gives practical suggestions of how those living with a range of conditions can most effectively manage their symptoms whilst still living an active and fulfilling life.
Covering a range of topics including self-management of pain, fatigue, stress and lifestyle changes, and adapting to a diagnosis, the book provides an accessible resource that will enable patients and carers to better understand and meet the psychological challenges of long-term condition. By taking a holistic approach, Bogosian empowers the individual to identify their own goals and the pathways to achieve them to reach personal satisfaction, while negotiating the complexities of their condition.
This book will be an indispensable guide to those living with a long-term illness, as well as their family members. It will also be of interest to specialist nurses, care consultants, or social workers working with people with a chronic illness.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Itinerary: what has changed or needs to change
Chapter 2: Personal values
Chapter 3: Strengthening body and mind
Chapter 4: Symptoms management
Chapter 5: Cultivating psychological skills
Chapter 6: Lifestyle changes
Chapter 7: You don’t have to do it all on your own
Chapter 8: Designing the life, you want
Angeliki Bogosian is a health psychologist and academic working at City, University of London, UK.