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Youth and chronic illness. Thinking age and health care trajectories among asthmatic patients
Titolo Rivista: SALUTE E SOCIETÀ 
Autori/Curatori: Vulca Fidolini 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2019 Fascicolo: Lingua: Inglese 
Numero pagine:  13 P. 59-71 Dimensione file:  216 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SES2019-003006
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This article contributes to research into the sociology of age and health specifically focusing on youth and the period of transition to adulthood in asthmatic patients. Although there is a vast quantity of international literature which examines these phases of life, only rarely has research focused on chronic illness. By exploring the role of the patient as an active player in medical treatments, the article deals with the relationships between young asthmatics with profession-als and with parents in order to show how age constructions and transitions happen within health care trajectories.


Keywords: Youth; Health; Age transitions; Asthma; Chronic illness; Qualitative methods.

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Vulca Fidolini, in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" 3/2019, pp. 59-71, DOI:10.3280/SES2019-003006

   

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