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Illness as transformative experience

Life of Breath PI Havi Carel, Ian James Kidd (University of Nottingham) and Richard Pettigrew (University of Bristol) have a paper entitled ‘Illness as transformative experience‘ in the most recent issue of the Lancet. They argue, among other things, that the transformative nature of illness is under-appreciated and should be included (along with the notion of adapting to change) in discussions with patients diagnosed with disability or long-term illness.

Carel, H, Kidd, IJ & Pettigrew, R (2016) ‘Illness as a transformative experience’, The Lancet, 388:10050, p1152–1153

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