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Why Me? Why Now?

Synopsis
You are healthy, able-bodied and active. Then you become limited to the confines of your own home, with difficulty organising your life. Why you? Everyone has their own ideas about health, but what are they and how do sufferers arrive at ideas of their own condition? This film explores people’s perceptions of chronic illness through the eyes of people suffering with rheumatoid arthritis. The findings raise questions about how doctors and patients communicate with each other in consultations. What can be done to improve matters in these brief but crucial encounters?
Series
Picture of Health, A 2
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.
Year of production
1993
Availability
Off-air recording licence
Sale; 2001 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Medical sciences; Psychology
Keywords
chronic disease; communication skills; doctor-patient relationships; rheumatoid arthritis

Credits

Producer
Rissa de la Paz
Cast
Beverley Hunt 
John Cormack 

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
NB. As of May 2016 Open University Worldwide are no longer distributing DVDs. They have posted this message on their website: ‘Unfortunately Open University Worldwide Limited has decided that product sales are no longer viable given the reduced funding to Higher Education institutions and diminishing demand for the products we have traditionally stocked. At present the Open University Students Association (OUSA) will continue to sell the "Good Study Guide", and we are in discussion with other possible distributors to continue to make The Open University’s products available for purchase. As soon as we have any information on other channels of distribution we will update this notice’. Some products are still available via second hand dealers on Amazon.co.uk

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