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Chronic Illness: From Experience to Policy
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Chronic Illness: From Experience to Policy (Hardback)

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Through first-person accounts and the perspectives of literature, medicine, sociology, philosophy, religion, and the medical humanities, this book explores what it means to live with chronic illness on an everyday basis, as well as considering the implications of this experience for social policy, health care, bioethics, and the professions. The contributors are George J. Agich, David Barnard, Ronald A. Carson, Ruthanne L. Curry, John W. Douard, Sue E. Estroff, Muriel R. Gillick, Arthur Kleinman, Lonnie D. Kliever, and S. Kay Toombs.

S. KAY TOOMBS is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Baylor University and author of The Meaning of Illness. DAVID BARNARD is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Humanities at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. He is the co-editor (with William R. Rogers) of Nourishing the Humanistic in Medicine: Interactions with the Social Sciences. RONALD A. CARSON is Harris L. Kempner Professor of Medical Humanities and Director of the Institute for the Medical Humanities, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is co-editor of Medical Humanities Review.

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