September 2018

Breaking away from a medical model of chronic illness

A response to Mo Stewart – Part One Thank you, Mo, for this very thoughtful and stimulating critique of Reclaiming Chronic Illness: an introduction to the Chronic Illness Inclusion Project. Two really important questions you raise stand out to me: 1. As you say, the meaning we attach to the term “chronic illness” in this… Read more Breaking away from a medical model of chronic illness

Mo Stewart responds to “Reclaiming Chronic Illness” discussion paper

Introduction Congratulations to all involved with this very significant and relevant project. I note with interest the purpose of the CIIP discussion paper, and I would be most interested to learn if it is ever discussed by any future ‘policy makers’. As a former healthcare professional I can advise that when I was working the… Read more Mo Stewart responds to “Reclaiming Chronic Illness” discussion paper

Changing the system so that more chronically ill people can work

In May, I started my first ever job which I found through a wonderful charity called Astriid. My job is five hours a week, working from home, with no set hours and amazingly supportive co-workers – the holy grail of employment opportunities for the chronically ill. Even so, it’s been a huge adjustment and ongoing… Read more Changing the system so that more chronically ill people can work