Contextualising accounts of illness: notions of responsibility and blame in white and South Asian respondents' accounts of diabetes causation

Julia Lawton*, Naureen Ahmad, Elizabeth Peel, Nina Hallowell

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Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEthnicity, health and health care: understanding diversity, tackling disadvantage
EditorsWaqar Ahmad, Hannah Bradby
PublisherBlackwell
Pages92-107
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)978-1-405-16898-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Apr 2009

Keywords

  • Attributing blame-contextualising responsibility and control
  • Contextualising accounts of illness
  • Externalising responsibility-causal accounts and risky contexts
  • Indian and Pakistani respondents-varied and multifaceted accounts to diabetes
  • Internalising responsibility-causal accounts and the risky self
  • Lothian-based studies
  • Making research 'useful'
  • Notions of responsibility and blame in white and South Asian respondents' accounts of diabetes causation
  • Role of self in onset of diabetes and 'individualistic'/'holistic' distinction
  • Type 2 diabetes-high profile within biomedical, public health and social science forums

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