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Whether it's a chronic disease like rheumatoid arthritis or a simple headache, everyone has ideas abour their health. This programme explores some of these ideas, specifically from the viewpoint of... people with no formal medical training. Gareth Williams from the university of Salford has been making a detailed study of people's beliefs about chronic illness. His interviews with people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis have shown that patients and doctors may have very different ideas about what caused the disease and different approaches to making sense of the illness within the context of a person's life. This can have serious consequences for their ability to communicate with each other.
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Series: Whose health?
First transmission date: 12-08-1997
Published: 1997
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Duration: 00:24:49
Note: Anglia Television/Channel 5 series Wideworld.;N.B. this series consists of a re-versioning of OU broadcast programmes and this particular programme uses footage from U205/01 Why me why now?
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Producer: Jan Bright
Contributors: Ian Banks; Joycelyn Cornwall; Mark Porter; Gareth Williams
Publisher: Open University Anglia Television Channel 5.
Keyword(s): Depression; Health education; Health in an individual context; Health myths; Rheumatoid arthritis
Master spool number: VTR213396
Production number: VTR213396
Videofinder number: 4807
Available to public: no