Tag: health

Book Review: A Body Undone: Living On After Great Pain (A Memoir)

Book Review: A Body Undone: Living On After Great Pain (A Memoir)

A Body Undone: Living On After Great Pain (A Memoir) by Christina Crosby Reviewing this deeply personal account of life after impairment, Sophie Partridge finds some things with which she can identify and others which trouble her more. As a Born (a disabled person with a full-on congenital impairment), I'm often nervous approaching something written by `an … Continue reading Book Review: A Body Undone: Living On After Great Pain (A Memoir)

Health care and social care: the great divide

In confronting a problem which has existed since the creation of the NHS in the 1940s, Professor Mike Oliver comes up with a radical solution for dealing with resultant inequity. Recently I switched my support package from the local social services department to the local health authority and succeeded in crossing the great divide from … Continue reading Health care and social care: the great divide

Visibility, invisibility: two sides of the disability coin… now you see it

Two of our writers reflect on their experiences of hidden impairments or conditions and on the impact of becoming visibly disabled. Rebecca Shewell on how life changed when she suddenly became visibly disabled. I have lived with my condition, Congenital Dislocation of the Hip, since I was born and prior to recent surgery to reconstruct my … Continue reading Visibility, invisibility: two sides of the disability coin… now you see it

The making and breaking of the Liverpool Care Pathway

The making and breaking of the Liverpool Care Pathway

Paul Lamb lost an appeal against a court ruling that a doctor could not help him commit suicide. A review of a different kind of end-of-life care regime recommended the phasing out of the Liverpool Care Pathway. Nikki Kenward warns that disabled people must remain vigilant. On Saturday 13 July 2013, I woke up to … Continue reading The making and breaking of the Liverpool Care Pathway