"You get old, you get breathless, and you die": chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Barnsley, UK.

Abstract

We report patients, family members and health professionals' experiences of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) in Barnsley, northern England. A widespread belief that having "bad lungs" is part of normal ageing shapes everyday experience in this former mining town. People with COPD, and their families, link its cause to the areas industrial past… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2012.07.004

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@article{Small2012YouGO, title={"You get old, you get breathless, and you die": chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in Barnsley, UK.}, author={Nell Small and Clare Gardiner and Sarah K Barnes and Merryn Gott and David Halpin and Sheila Payne and David A Seamark}, journal={Health & place}, year={2012}, volume={18 6}, pages={1396-403} }