'Listen to my madness': understanding the experiences of people with serious mental illness
UNSPECIFIED (2005) 'Listen to my madness': understanding the experiences of people with serious mental illness. SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH & ILLNESS, 27 (5). pp. 649-669. ISSN 0141-9889Full text not available from this repository.
This article explores the salience of disability theory for understanding the experiences of people with serious mental illness. Drawing on data from a focus group study, we suggest that users experience both impairment ( as embodied irrationality) which can, in itself, be oppressive, and also have to manage their lives within a largely disabling society. We outline some of the strategies adopted by users to manage their situation and ensure they access and receive health services, and illustrate how these are a result of the complex relationship between disability and impairment. We suggest that using a framework of the social model of disability provides a useful way of understanding and making sense of the experience of users with serious mental illness.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
|Journal or Publication Title:||SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH & ILLNESS|
|Number of Pages:||21|
|Page Range:||pp. 649-669|
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