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Living with Disability: Track 1

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How does living with disability and chronic illness impact on a person's quality of life? What are the consequences of physical limitations and treatment regimes? The tracks on his album explore real-life case studies in a variety of care environments. From domestic homes to residential and hospital settings, we explore physical, social and psychological impacts and investigate the extent to which care environments are enabling or disabling. The album also contains a fictional case study which explores some of the issues facing people who are carers in their own homes. To complete the album, Joanna Bornat and Jan Walmsley of The Open University's Faculty of Health and Social Care explain why some of the case studies were selected for study and unpick some of the issues that emerge. This material forms part of The Open University course K101 An introduction to health and social care.

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Track 1: Living with Disability

A short introduction to this album.


© The Open University 2009


Tracks in this podcast:

Track   Title Description
1 Living with Disability    A short introduction to this album. Play now Living with Disability
2 Living with MS: Veronica's story    A day in the life of Veronica Sinclair and her husband. They talk about how Veronica;s progressive MS has affected them, and how an assited living grant has changed their lives. Play now Living with MS: Veronica's story
3 An introduction to health and social care    Professor Joanna Bornat of the K101 course team gives an overview of The Open University course. Play now An introduction to health and social care
4 Living with MS: the battle for funding    The long process of assessing, awarding and allocating funds for necessary specialised accomodation. Play now Living with MS: the battle for funding
5 Housing journeys: Lyn's story    A lifetime's personal experience of residential care and sheltered accommodation. Play now Housing journeys: Lyn's story
6 Living with HIV: illness and Identity    Personal recollections of coming to terms with incurable illness - first haemophilia, then HIV - and the effect on relationships with others. Play now Living with HIV: illness and Identity
7 Living with HIV: identity and support groups    The benefits of sharing information and experiences with fellow sufferers, and overcoming initial misconceptions. Play now Living with HIV: identity and support groups
8 Living with HIV: academic perspective    Professor Joanna Bornat of the K101 course team explains why the case study was chosen and explores some of the issues that emerge. Play now Living with HIV: academic perspective
9 Living with diabetes    Professor David Mathhews on the history of research into the treatment of diabetes and how patients can manage the condition by modifying their behaviour. Play now Living with diabetes
10 Care at home - Ann's story Scene 1    Ann, her husband and daughter live with her father Angus, who has Parkinson's Disease. Caring for him is taking up an increasing amount of her time and emotional energy. Play now Care at home - Ann's story Scene 1
11 Ann's story Scene 2    Ann bears the brunt of her husband (Bob) and daughter's (Zoe) frustrations with Angus. Play now Ann's story Scene 2
12 Ann's story Scene 3    Ann and Bob try to celebrate their anniversary, but are interrupted by Angus, and a telephone call from Zoe's school. The news isn't good. Play now Ann's story Scene 3
13 Ann's story Scene 4    It's all getting too much for Ann and she seeks help from Social Services. But there are other problems to worry about. Play now Ann's story Scene 4
14 Ann's story Scene 5    Ann talks to her friend Cheryll about the difficulties in getting help for her Dad. A carer is assigned to Angus, and Ann talks to the family about it. Play now Ann's story Scene 5
15 Ann's story Scene 6    The care worker (Yetunde) arrives for her first day, but can't give Ann the help she needs. Play now Ann's story Scene 6
16 Ann's story Scene 7    Ann joins a group for people having to cope with Parkinson's. She gets more help, and it seems to lift everyone's spirits. Play now Ann's story Scene 7
17 Ann's story Scene 8    Ann, Bob and Zoe have booked a holiday to Spain, and have to persuade Angus to go into a care home for a few days for a holiday of his own. Play now Ann's story Scene 8
18 Ann's story: academic perspective    Jan Walmsley of the K101 course team explains why the case study was chosen and explores some of the issues that emerge. Play now Ann's story: academic perspective