The support needs of parents with inflammatory bowel disease and their children

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DatePublished - 2005
PublisherSocial Policy Research Unit
Place of PublicationUniversity of York, York
Original languageEnglish

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NameResearch Works
Volume2005-03

Abstract

In the UK there is growing interest in the support needs of disabled parents and their children, with a number of shortcomings in service provision identified. However, little attention has been paid to the experiences of families when a parent has a chronic illness. Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a chronic illness with no known cure, though effective treatments are available. The two main forms of IBD, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, can cause a range of debilitating symptoms, including some which are associated with considerable social stigma. This study investigated the support needed by families in this situation.

    Research areas

  • ill/disabled adults, family, child well-being

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