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Between Sickness and Health: A book with some new ideas about wellness and illness

December 21, 2019




Dr. Chris Ward, an Emeritus Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Nottingham England that specializes in long-term neurological conditions led him to train in systemic psychotherapy joins eHealth Radio and the Mental Health & Health News Channels.


Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels & guest Dr. Chris Ward discuss the following:

  1. What has illness got to do with well-being?
  2. So what’s the difference between a disease and an illness then?
  3. What (other) experiences led you to think of illness as something different from disease?
  4. Are you saying that illness is just a state of mind, something people can cure themselves of by will-power?
  5. So what are the ingredients for recovery?

Dr. Chris Ward qualified as a doctor in 1973, trained as a neurologist, and then practised as a hospital-based consultant in rehabilitation medicine. This role involved supporting adults of all ages with complex neurological disabilities. Dr. Ward relinquished when he retired in 2013 but continued practising as a UKCP accredited couple and family therapist.

His consultant role was combined with that of Professor in Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Nottingham. Dr. Ward still retains an Emeritus position at the University to facilitate his ongoing academic interests in systemic practice and social aspects of medical symptoms.




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