Sara Edwards, Chronic Illness
Inspirational is a word which I find is often overused when it comes to book reviews, however, on this ocassion, I must begrudgingly agree with Kim Etherington's declaration in her foreword that this indeed is an inspirational book, and I would especially recommend it for those engaged in research requiring the management of research paradoxes such as those dealt with here.
HCPJ April 2009
The condition of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has a long history of misdiagnosis, misunderstanding and misconceptions. This book shines a revealing light on a subject that has for too long been hidden away in a dark corner. Extremely useful for anyone working with clients who have any form of long-term disease.
If this book helps medical professionals see patients as people, it will have been extremely wothwhile.
Kim Etherington PhD, Professor of Narrative and Life Story Research, University of Bristol
A rare exemplar of counselling practitioner-research in an NHS setting, this work is a readable and engaging resource for anybody who wants to know more about being a counsellor or practitioner-researcher with people with chronic illness, or about the needs of people who have inflammatory bowel disease, whether as a person diagnosed with these conditions, health worker, family member, or service provider.