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Chapter 10: Working with Vulnerable People: Experiences of Disability

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Working with Vulnerable People: Experiences of Disability
Working with vulnerable people: Experiences of disability
MaryLarkin

The relationship between long-term conditions and disability is complex; whether or not someone with a long-term condition experiences disability depends on a number of factors such as the pain associated with the condition, the effectiveness of the treatment available, age and onset of the condition, the extent to which a person self identifies as disabled and the social context of disability. Nonetheless, the trajectory of many long-term conditions, such as Cystic Fibrosis, Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease results in physical and mental disabilities at some point (Beckett, 2009; Bradby, 2009; ...

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