CHRONIC ILLNESS

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Abstract

Chronic illness refers to long-term conditions that are rarely completely cured and are often characterized by uncertain outcomes, unpredictable episodes of intrusive symptoms and intermittent or progressive physical and/or mental impairment. Examples include cardiovascular disease, arthritis, respiratory problems, diabetes, epilepsy, and cancer. This entry provides a brief overview of how chronic illness may impact on people’s lives generally before considering how chronic illness intersects with LGBTQ lives more specifically.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Sage Encyclopedia of Lgbtq Studies
EditorsAbbie E. Goldberg
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherSAGE Publications
ISBN (Print)9781483371306
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2016

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    Jowett, A. (2016). CHRONIC ILLNESS. In A. E. Goldberg (Ed.), The Sage Encyclopedia of Lgbtq Studies New York: SAGE Publications.