Shifting normalities: interactions of changing conceptions of a normal life and the normalisation of symptoms in rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Sanderson2011ShiftingNI,
  title={Shifting normalities: interactions of changing conceptions of a normal life and the normalisation of symptoms in rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Tessa Sanderson and Michael Calnan and Marianne Morris and Pam Richards and Sarah E Hewlett},
  journal={Sociology of health & illness},
  year={2011},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={618-33}
}
Biographical disruption and related concepts have been widely applied in chronic illness. Different conceptualisations of normalisation have also been proposed in order to explain individuals' diverse responses to illness on their biography, but as yet, not clearly related to changing bodily experience or normalisation of symptoms. This article aims to examine the relevance of these concepts in rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an unpredictable autoinflammatory disease characterised by painful and… CONTINUE READING
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