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Author Williams, Clare, 1954-

Title Mothers, young people, and chronic illness / Clare Williams
Published Aldershot, Hampshire, England ; Burlington, Vt. : Ashgate, [2002]


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 WATERFT HEALTH  362.19892238 Wil/Myp  AVAILABLE
Description vi, 138 pages ; 23 cm
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Perspectives on Young People, Asthma and Diabetes -- 3. Mothers and Transitions to Gendered Independence -- 4. Responsibility Versus Autonomy - Mothers' Conflict? -- 5. Gendered Ways of Managing Chronic Illness -- 6. Gendered Dependencies and Responsibilities? -- 7. Conclusions
Summary "Although young people are generally very healthy, it has become clear that many of the health behaviours of young people can have serious consequences later in life. This is particularly so with the management of chronic illness, where poor management can result in serious long-term complications. This book explores how gender differentially affects both the ways in which young people manage chronic illness and the ways in which mothers care for their teenage sons and daughters. Until recently, where gender and health have been linked, the focus has typically been on women rather than men. However, there is growing interest in the health of men, with the recognition that masculinities and health interact in specific, sometimes detrimental ways."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [121]-134) and index
Subject Asthma in children -- Social aspects -- Great Britain.
Chronic diseases in adolescence -- Social aspects -- Great Britain.
Diabetes in adolescence -- Social aspects -- Great Britain.
LC no. 2001099654
ISBN 0754617890 hardback