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Cathy E.Lloyd

People currently living in developed countries can expect to live longer than their predecessors, but at the same time are faced with the likelihood that they will be diagnosed with one or more long-term conditions during their extended lifetime. This has implications for formal and informal health and social care services in these countries because people will increasingly need more care for longer periods of time. Previous research has traditionally been seen from the perspective of health care professionals and has often focused on biomedical cures for disease rather than on ways that people may be able to cope with conditions that are not curable, only manageable. More recently there has been a shift towards research that focuses on managing long-term conditions in order ...

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