nature of illness


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nature of illness

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The expression(s) of a disease and its meaning(s) to the patient and significant others.
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Examples include Monday/Friday abuse (the term we use for the days bracketing the employee's work week, whichever days it happens to include), habit-forming days (usually immediately before or after the person's scheduled work week, but occasionally associated with something else, such as a spouse's vacation day or the tennis tournaments that are common in our town), length of time of each illness, and nature of illness.
John Walsh, head of marketing and sales at Royal Liver Assurance who commissioned the study, said there was evidence that consumers were confused about the nature of illness cover.
Belgrave (1990) provides a pertinent insight into the interwoven nature of illness and stigma, suggesting that persons with illness typically recognize the potential for stigmatization.