Coping with chronic illness encapsulates both practical and emotional aspects of living life in relation to one's long-term health condition(s). Dominant health psychology approaches for understanding coping, which underpin a more recent policy discourse on 'self-management', focus sharply on the person affected by illness and potentially mask the influence of overarching social structure. In this paper we draw on qualitative interviews with 48 people living with long-term conditions (LTCs), ...Expand abstract
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1467-9566 and 0141-9889
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The context of coping: a qualitative exploration of underlying inequalities that influence health services support for people living with long-term conditions.
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