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Chapter : Introduction
This section contains five chapters that consider various aspects of working with people with long-term conditions from very different viewpoints. Because the authors approach the subject area from different directions the totality of the section covers many of the most important aspects of this topic.
The first chapter in this section, ‘How to Make Health and Social Care Research Radical and Really, Really Useful’, looks at the way that people with long-term conditions can and should be involved in research that deals with the issues that are central to their lives. The chapter is presented in the form of a heart-felt debate between the two authors: Rachel Purtell, who is a long-term user of health and social care services, and Andy Gibson, an experienced researcher and ...