Chronic illness means lifelong in duration, treatable but rarely cured completely, and typically requires persistent self-management behaviors. Synonyms to chronic illness: long-term disease, chronic condition.

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Chronic Disease Prevention
Overview by National Center (USA) offers statistics, state programs, risk surveillance and risk factors per state.
Chronic Illness
Journal providing a forum in which researchers from a wide range of disciplines, clinicians, policy makers, and people living with chronic illness come together to clarify the common principles underlying the experience and management of chronic illness. Has current and past issues.
Chronic Illness Alliance Inc.
A representative body for Australian organizations. Promotes details of campaigns and activities, and offers news, articles and information.
Chronic Illness Coping
Lists articles including lessons from Christopher Reeve, treatment of whole person, psychological control, and coping techniques.
Chronic Illness Tips
A personal account of strategies for daily living.
Chronic Illness: Acceptance Is the First Step Toward Healing
Short description of the day to day acceptance process.
Coping with Chronic Illness
An academic paper discusses illness in terms of stages, with a description of each in terms of its relevance to patients.
Coping with Chronic Illness
Offers links to patient information and publications by the National Institutes of Health.
A Day in a Life with Chronic Illness
A personal account of daily events aims to promote better understanding.
Guidance for People Facing Serious Illness
Handbook gives short, practical advice how to handle serious illness and dying.
Health Action Network
A volunteer non-profit organization helping to rehabilitate people with chronic mental or physical illness into the community. Includes details of training and resources.
Health Issues Unmasked
A weblog dedicated to exploring the issues behind the diagnoses, the statistics, and behind the headlines on chronic illness, health policy, and complementary and alternative medicine. By a journalist, Jacqueline L. Jones.
Improving Chronic Illness Care
Research and resources, including a model to promote interaction between patient and care givers. Essential elements are the community, self-management support, decision support and clinical information systems.
It's Your Life
E-book on chronic disease management available for free online reading or download.
Living with Chronic Illness
Personal advice on making adjustments and maintaining hope.
Living with Chronic Illness and Disease
Personal perspective on living with chronic disease. Articles cover getting through each day, relaxations, tips, work, stories.
Palliative Care Council of South Australia
Resources to comfort, relieve pain and distress for people who are dying, and to support parents, families and friends in approaching death and healing grief.
Poem, Pain Management, Chronic Illness
Poem about coping with pain using relaxation and imagery.
Preventing Chronic Disease: Public Health Research, Practice and Policy
A peer-reviewed Journal by the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in the United States. Contains essays, original research, special topics, case studies. Also available as PDF.
Report of the Working Group on Long-Term Care
US Department of Labor, Advisory Council Report to recommend policy changes and education on broad scope of findings.
Stanford Self-Management Programs
Center develops, evaluates, and disseminates community-based, peer-led, programs for people with all kinds of chronic diseases. Part of School of Medicine, Stanford University, California.
Yoga For Chronic Illness
Article explains how yoga helps to maintain and restore health by stretching and breathing.

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